In a loud voice they were saying: “Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!”   (Revelation 5:12)

Dear VBC Family –

Have you ever “Missed the forest through the trees ?”  This week Pastor Ed will lead us into Hebrews chapter 7 where the author asks these new Jewish Believers NOT to lose the important BIG PICTURE in the many details.  He points them to the ONLY ONE worthy of their

following and adoration.  (The ONLY ONE worthy of ours as well !!)

Come and BE BLESSED by what God IS DOING and WILL DO this Sunday !!

Other Exciting Happenings  !!



The movie OVERCOMER is at the Middletown Galleria theater beginning today ! 

OVERCOMER is an inspiring family film filled with a powerful mix of faith, a twist of humor, and a ton of heart.  The Kendrick Brothers return to theaters with their newest feature following FACING THE GIANTS, FIREPROOF, COURAGEOUS, and the # 1 box office hit WAR ROOM. The inspiring family film stars Alex Kendrick, Priscilla Shirer, Shari Rigby, Cameron Arnett, and introduces Aryn Wright-Thompson.

VBC Sunday School Kickoff will be September 8th  !!

9am – 10:15am

We are excited for the start of our Christian Education Program!!  

We will have classes for children and teens, as well as two classes for adults – one Men’s Study on the Book of James, and a Men’s/Women’s class on the Tabernacle of David:  Experiencing the Presence of God.

Be prepared to REGISTER your family this week.  (If you are unable to attend – send me names/ages and I’ll add you all to the list 🙂

Upcoming Missionary visits:

Sept. 1 – Thom and Sherry Cahill, Tanzania

Sept. 15 – Ken and Letty Myers, Kenya


LADIES  LADIES   LADIES !!!  Join us September 27-28 @ Vine and Branch Church !

JOIN THOUSANDS OF WOMEN IN SEEKING HIM FOR REVIVAL in a Live Simulcast- Hosted right here ar VBC !!!

 Seeking HIM, a conference from Revive Our Hearts. Speakers including Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth, Mary Kassian, Dannah Gresh, and many more !!

They will open God’s Word to reveal the heart of true revival on Friday evening and all day Saturday !


It’s Time to Begin Collecting for OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD !!

Since 1993, Samaritan’s Purse has collected more than 168 million shoeboxes packed with toys and other fun items, and delivered them to boys and girls in need around the world in partnership with local churches. Many boys and girls who receive shoebox gifts also enroll in The Greatest Journey, our 12-lesson follow-up discipleship program, where they learn to follow Christ and share Him with others. Millions of boys and girls have participated in this dynamic course so far.  NOW is the time for us to begin COLLECTING ITEMS which we will later PACK into SHOEBOX GIFTS.

Here are items you can be on the LOOKOUT for now:

Small stuffed animals, Misc. accessories (hair ties/bows, sunglasses, jewelry …); Hygiene Items (brush/comb, bar soap, wash cloths, toothbrush, (no toothpaste allowed); and craft items.

There is a COLLECTION BOX in the church !  THANK YOU SO MUCH !!


Note to ALL Sunday Ministry Team members:  The MASTER SCHEDULE is now posted on the 1st BULLETIN BOARD in the hallway.  

Be sure to look and note your upcoming service dates.

  1. If you are not available on the date listed, please switch with someone ahead of time so this important ministry position can be filled. 
  2. If you switched or have been notified of a change by the ministry leader, please follow their schedule as this one may not reflect the most current changes.

Our God is SO WORTHY of our PRAISE !!

See you all on Sunday as we gather together to fulfill our MISSION to “LOVE GOD, LOVE OTHERS, and MAKE DISCIPLES …” in Jesus Name !!

Love you ALL – 

YOU are such a BLESSING !!

Ed and Robin