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Sunday’s Comin’ (1/3/2021)

Hold firm to this Truth in 2021:  Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.     (Hebrews 13:8)


Dear VBC Family,

HAPPY NEW YEAR! As you turn the calendar to the New Year, we hope you remember the “NEWness” you have through Jesus! This Sunday Pastor Robin will share a wonderful word of ENCOURAGEMENT as we enter 2021. We will also celebrate the Lord’s Supper together.
Our God is SUCH and AWESOME GOD and He is doing a GREAT THING at VBC !!!

Sunday School for all ages resumes this week – we sure hope you will join us  

Children’s Church will continue this Sunday during the Worship Service.  We will dismiss kids who want to participate  right after the Children’s Message.

  • Ages Toddler to 3 yrs. old will be in the Toddler Play Room (last door down the hall on the left)
  • Ages 4 yrs. old to 3rd Grade will be upstairs in the Fellowship Hall.
  • Our Nursery (with changing table, rockers, crib, swing …) is also available for any parent who wishes to utilize it at any time.

All children will be returned to their parents during the final song.

**  Attention Parents:  For those who want to “hang a few minutes and chat” after the Worship Service, we have games/activities for the kids upstairs in the Fellowship Hall with Pastor Jen and Pastor James.  Bring your kids up to join in the fun !

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SPECIAL REMINDERS !!!  

  • The St. Pauly’s CLOTHING  SHED has been re-opened ūüôā  Feel free to bring your items (and pass the word to others) !!
  • New Year ‚Äď Make a Bible reading resolution ‚Äď pick up a free Bible Reading Plan booklet on the back table.
  • We invite you to our ANNUAL SOCIETY MEETING on Sunday, January 24th, during the Sunday School hour @ 9:15.  (We will not have regular SS, but will provide an activity for the kids in the Fellowship Hall during the meeting.)

Download the ChurchCenter App today for:

  • Access to VBC information and to update your contact information (address, phone, email …)
  • Access our online VBC Connection Card (share Spiritual decisions you made, needs you have, a prayer request, sign up for something, or just drop us a note) 
  • Access Online Giving
  • Access the VBC Directory to get in touch with others 

Download ChurchCenter from the app store and select Vine and Branch Church  (see us on Sunday if we can help !!)

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JOIN US for our VBC CORPORATE PRAYER ZOOM CALL on TUESDAYS at 7:30am.    It’s a GREAT way to start the day !!

Zoom Link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89615738622

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Please CONNECT with us via our ONLINE CONNECTION CARD available on our WEBSITE (vineandbranchchurch.org) or the Church Center App. We would love to hear how you are doing and encourage you in your Faith journey !  You can also share any needs, prayer requests, or Spiritual decisions you made.

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SAFETY Note:  Because we love YOU and love OTHERS – we are asking everyone to adhere to the following simple safety procedures:
1.  If you feel ill please stay home until you feel better.
2.  Please wear a MASK into VBC and keep it on as you move about the church or come in contact with others.       (If you wish, once you are seated, you may remove your mask.)3.  As hard as it will be – please REFRAIN from any contact with others (AIR hugs are ok :). Thank you for your cooperation in this !

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TOGETHER we will GROW to “LOVE GOD, LOVE OTHERS, and MAKE DISCIPLES …” in Jesus’ Name !!

Love you ALL – 
YOU are such a BLESSING !!
Ed and Robin

Sunday’s Comin’ (12/27/2020)

Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; He is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.‚ÄĚ  (Luke 2: 11-12)


Dear VBC Family
,

MERRY CHRISTMAS!! Hope you will be able to be here tonight for a wonderful CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLE-LIGHTING Service at 7:00 p.m.

This Sunday Pastor Ed will share about God’s GOODNESS to us all !!
Our God is SUCH and AWESOME GOD !!!  AND – He is doing a GREAT THING at VBC !!!

There will NOT be Sunday School this week.

Children’s Church will continue this Sunday during the Worship Service.  We will dismiss kids who want to participate right after the Children’s Message.

  • Ages Toddler to 3 yrs. old will be in the Toddler Play Room (last door down the hall on the left)
  • Ages 4 yrs. old to 3rd Grade will be upstairs in the Fellowship Hall.
  • Our Nursery (with changing table, rockers, crib, swing …) is also available for any parent who wishes to utilize it at any time.

All children will be returned to their parents during the final song.

—————————————-

SPECIAL REMINDERS !!!  

  • The St. Pauly’s CLOTHING  SHED has been re-opened ūüôā  Feel free to bring your items (and pass the word to others) !!
  • New Year ‚Äď Make a Bible reading resolution ‚Äď pick up a free Bible Reading Plan booklet on the back table.
  • Check out our new video on VineandBranchChurch.org – What does it mean to be a Christian ?

We invite you to our ANNUAL SOCIETY MEETING on Sunday, January 24th, during the Sunday School hour @ 9:15.  

We will not have regular SS, but will provide an activity for the kids in the Fellowship Hall during the meeting.

Download the ChurchCenter App today for:

  • Access to VBC information and to update your contact information (address, phone, email …)
  • Access our online VBC Connection Card (share Spiritual decisions you made, needs you have, a prayer request, sign up for something, or just drop us a note) 
  • Access Online Giving
  • Access the VBC Directory to get in touch with others 

Download ChurchCenter from the app store and select Vine and Branch Church  (see us on Sunday if we can help !!)

*********************************** 

JOIN US for our VBC CORPORATE PRAYER ZOOM CALL on TUESDAYS at 7:30am.    It’s a GREAT way to start the day !!

Zoom Link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89615738622

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Please CONNECT with us via our ONLINE CONNECTION CARD available on our WEBSITE (vineandbranchchurch.org) or the Church Center App.


We would love to hear how you are doing and encourage you in your Faith journey !  You can also share any needs, prayer requests, or Spiritual decisions you made.

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SAFETY Note:  Because we love YOU and love OTHERS – we are asking everyone to adhere to the following simple safety procedures:
1.  If you feel ill please stay home until you feel better.
2.  Please wear a MASK into VBC and keep it on as you move about the church or come in contact with others.       (If you wish, once you are seated, you may remove your mask.)3.  As hard as it will be – please REFRAIN from any contact with others (AIR hugs are ok :).
     Thank you for your cooperation in this !

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TOGETHER we will GROW to “LOVE GOD, LOVE OTHERS, and MAKE DISCIPLES …” in Jesus Name !!

Love you ALL – 
YOU are such a BLESSING !!
Ed and Robin

Sunday’s Comin’ (12/20/2020)

For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 
(Isaiah 9:6)


Dear VBC Family,

This week we turn our hearts toward the gift of LOVE as we celebrate the 4th week of Advent.Our YOUNG PEOPLE will be sharing in several ways this Sunday – including a special Children’s Program !!Pastor Robin will share what God’s Word promises regarding His LOVE, and the (new !) Turner Family will light the candle of LOVE. Our God is SUCH and AWESOME GOD !!!  AND – He is doing a GREAT THING at VBC !!!

Sunday School for all ages is happening this week – we sure hope you will join us.  

Please bring the kids on time as they will be practicing for their special presentation.

***  SS Notes:    There will NOT be Sunday School on December 27th.

Children’s Church will continue this Sunday during the Worship Service.  We will dismiss kids who want to participate

 right after the Children’s Message.

  • Ages Toddler to 3 yrs. old will be in the Toddler Play Room (last door down the hall on the left)
  • Ages 4 yrs. old to 3rd Grade will be upstairs in the Fellowship Hall.
  • Our Nursery (with changing table, rockers, crib, swing …) is also available for any parent who wishes to utilize it at any time.

All children will be returned to their parents during the final song.—————————————-

SPECIAL REMINDERS !!!  

  • The St. Pauly’s CLOTHING  SHED has been re-opened ūüôā  Feel free to bring your items (and pass the word to others) !!
  • New Year ‚Äď Make a Bible reading resolution ‚Äď pick up a free Bible Reading Plan booklet on the back table.
  • Check out our new video on VineandBranchChurch.org – What does it mean to be a Christian ?

Download the ChurchCenter App today for:

  • Access to VBC information and to update your contact information (address, phone, email …)
  • Access our online VBC Connection Card (share Spiritual decisions you made, needs you have, a prayer request, sign up for something, or just drop us a note) 
  • Access Online Giving
  • Access the VBC Directory to get in touch with others 

Download ChurchCenter from the app store and select Vine and Branch Church  (see us on Sunday if we can help !!)

*********************************** 

JOIN US for our VBC CORPORATE PRAYER ZOOM CALL on TUESDAYS at 7:30am.    It’s a GREAT way to start the day !!

Zoom Link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89615738622

***********************************

Please CONNECT with us via our ONLINE CONNECTION CARD available on our WEBSITE (vineandbranchchurch.org) or the Church Center App.
We would love to hear how you are doing and encourage you in your Faith journey !  You can also share any needs, prayer requests, or Spiritual decisions you made.

***********************************

SAFETY Note:  Because we love YOU and love OTHERS – we are asking everyone to adhere to the following simple safety procedures:
1.  If you feel ill please stay home until you feel better.
2.  Please wear a MASK into VBC and keep it on as you move about the church or come in contact with others.       (If you wish, once you are seated, you may remove your mask.)3.  As hard as it will be – please REFRAIN from any contact with others (AIR hugs are ok :).
     Thank you for your cooperation in this !

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TOGETHER we will GROW to “LOVE GOD, LOVE OTHERS, and MAKE DISCIPLES …” in Jesus Name !!

Love you ALL – 
YOU are such a BLESSING !!
Ed and Robin

Being a Christian

Making Family Memories

Sunday’s Comin’ (12/13/2020)

But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great JOY for all the people.   (Luke 2:10)

Dear VBC Family

This week we turn our hearts toward the gift of JOY as we celebrate the 3rd week of Advent. Pastor Ed will share what God’s Word promises regarding His JOY, and the Rusin Family will light the candle of JOY. There is one SECRET SONG you will have to BE THERE to experience. Our God is SUCH and AWESOME GOD !!!¬† and He is doing a GREAT THING at VBC !!!

It’s a BOY !!!  Congrats to Jessica and Dale (and Grandma Lori and Grandpa John Kimmes) as they welcomed baby Logan on Dec. 10th. (which happened to be Grandpa John’s Birthday !!)

The St. Pauly’s CLOTHING  SHED has been re-opened ūüôā  Feel free to bring your items (and pass the word to others) !!

Sunday School for all ages is happening this week – we sure hope you will join us.

SS Notes:  

Children will practice this week and next for their presentation on Dec. 20th.  All are welcome to participate – come this Sunday to join in !!

There will NOT be Sunday School on December 27th.

Children’s Church¬†will continue this Sunday during the Worship Service.¬†¬†We will dismiss kids who want to participate¬†right after the Children’s Message.

  • Ages Toddler to 3 yrs. old will be in the Toddler Play Room (last door down the hall on the left)
  • Ages 4 yrs. old to 3rd Grade will be upstairs in the Fellowship Hall.
  • Our Nursery (with changing table, rockers, crib, swing …) is also available for any parent who wishes to utilize it at any time.

All children will be returned to their parents during the final song.

—————————————-

SPECIAL REMINDERS !!!  

Download the ChurchCenter App today for:

  • Access to VBC information and to update your contact information (address, phone, email …)
  • Access our online VBC Connection Card (share Spiritual decisions you made, needs you have, a prayer request, sign up for something, or just drop us a note) 
  • Access Online Giving
  • Access the VBC Directory to get in touch with others 

Download ChurchCenter from the app store and select Vine and Branch Church  (see us on Sunday if we can help !!)

*********************************** 

JOIN US for our VBC CORPORATE PRAYER ZOOM CALL on TUESDAYS at 7:30am.    It’s a GREAT way to start the day !!

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89615738622

***********************************

Please CONNECT with us via our ONLINE CONNECTION CARD available on our WEBSITE (vineandbranchchurch.org) or the Church Center App. We would love to hear how you are doing and encourage you in your Faith journey !  You can also share any needs, prayer requests, or Spiritual decisions you made.

***********************************

SAFETY Note:  Because we love YOU and love OTHERS Рwe are asking everyone to adhere to the following simple safety procedures:
1.  If you feel ill please stay home until you feel better.
2.  Please wear a MASK into VBC and keep it on as you move about the church or come in contact with others.       (If you wish, once you are seated, you may remove your mask.)3.  As hard as it will be Рplease REFRAIN from any contact with others (AIR hugs are ok :).
Thank you for your cooperation in this !

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TOGETHER we will GROW to “LOVE GOD, LOVE OTHERS, and MAKE DISCIPLES …” in Jesus Name !!

Love you ALL – 
YOU are such a BLESSING !!
Ed and Robin

Family Devotions

Sunday’s Comin’ (12/6/2020)

‚ÄúGlory to God in the highest heaven,¬† ¬†¬†and on earth PEACE to those on whom His favor rests.‚Ä̬† ¬†(Luke 2:14)


Dear VBC Family,

This week we turn our hearts toward the gift of PEACE as we celebrate the 2nd week of Advent. Pastor Robin will share what God’s Word promises regarding His PEACE, and the Erlwein Family will light the candle of PEACE

We will also come together for the Celebration of the Lord’s Supper. Our God is SUCH and AWESOME GOD !!!¬† AND – He is doing a GREAT THING at VBC !!!

Sunday School for all ages is happening this week – we sure hope you will join us.

Children’s Church will continue this Sunday during the Worship Service.¬†¬†We will dismiss kids who want to participate¬†right after the Children’s Message.

  • Ages Toddler to 3 yrs. old will be in the Toddler Play Room (last door down the hall on the left)
  • Ages 4 yrs. old to 3rd Grade will be upstairs in the Fellowship Hall.
  • Our Nursery (with changing table, rockers, crib, swing …) is also available for any parent who wishes to utilize it at any time.

All children will be returned to their parents during the final song.

—————————————-

SPECIAL REMINDERS !!!  

The Ladies Scrap-booking Fellowship is being held this Saturday at 10:00am in the Fellowship Hall.

Download the ChurchCenter App today for:

  • Access to VBC information and to update your contact information (address, phone, email …)
  • Access our online VBC Connection Card (share Spiritual decisions you made, needs you have, a prayer request, sign up for something, or just drop us a note) 
  • Access Online Giving
  • Access the VBC Directory to get in touch with others 

Download ChurchCenter from the app store and select Vine and Branch Church  (see us on Sunday if we can help !!)

*********************************** 

JOIN US for our VBC CORPORATE PRAYER ZOOM CALL on TUESDAYS at 7:30am.    It’s a GREAT way to start the day !!

Zoom Link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89615738622

***********************************

Please CONNECT with us via our ONLINE CONNECTION CARD available on our WEBSITE (vineandbranchchurch.org) or the Church Center App.


We would love to hear how you are doing and encourage you in your Faith journey !  You can also share any needs, prayer requests, or Spiritual decisions you made.

***********************************

SAFETY Note:  Because we love YOU and love OTHERS – we are asking everyone to adhere to the following simple safety procedures:
1.  If you feel ill please stay home until you feel better.
2.  Please wear a MASK into VBC and keep it on as you move about the church or come in contact with others.       (If you wish, once you are seated, you may remove your mask.)3.  As hard as it will be – please REFRAIN from any contact with others (AIR hugs are ok :).
     Thank you for your cooperation in this !

 ***********************************

TOGETHER we will GROW to “LOVE GOD, LOVE OTHERS, and MAKE DISCIPLES …” in Jesus Name !!

Love you ALL – 
YOU are such a BLESSING !!
Ed and Robin

Sunday’s Comin’ (11/29/2020)

Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name.   (Psalm 100:4)

HAPPY THANKSGIVING VBC CHURCH FAMILY !!!

Dear VBC Family –¬†On this THANKS-GIVING day let’s GIVE THANKS for the GOODNESS of GOD – and be GRATEFUL for His loving kindness to us !¬† This week begins ADVENT, and Pastor Ed will share about the HOPE we have, even in the midst of seemingly “hopeless”¬†circumstances.
This week the Pastors Jen and James and the rest of the COHEN FAMILY will share with us the lighting of the Advent candle of HOPE.Our God is SUCH and AWESOME GOD !!!  AND РHe is doing a GREAT THING at VBC !!!
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NOTE:   Sunday School for ALL AGES will not be held this Sunday, Nov. 29.

***¬†NOMINATION FORMS¬†are due back this Sunday.¬† THANK YOU for your prayerful¬†consideration of leadership for 2021,¬†and YOUR PART in the ministry of VBC¬† ūüôā

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS !!

***¬† CHILDREN’S CHURCH¬†will continue this Sunday during the Worship Service.¬†¬†We will dismiss kids who want to participate ¬†right after the Children’s Message.

  • Ages Toddler to 3 yrs. old will be in the Toddler Play Room (last door down the hall on the left)
  • Ages 4 yrs. old to 3rd Grade will be upstairs in the Fellowship Hall.
  • Our Nursery (with changing table, rockers, crib, swing …) is also available for any parent who wishes to utilize it at any time.

All children will be returned to their parents during the final song.

***  HOT OFF the PRESS !!  We have ANOTHER GREAT REASON to download the CHURCH CENTER APP on your phone !!!  Besides having access to VBC information, our online CONNECTION CARD, and an opportunity for ONLINE GIVING … there’s another GREAT ADDITION that MANY of you have asked for – a VBC Directory  (address/emails/phone #) !!!

(In the meantime – download the ChurchCenter app – choose Vine and Branch Church in the “church locator” – and we’ll help you do the rest on Sunday  ūüôā 

THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING A BLESSING to OTHERS this Season !!

1.  Over 400 OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD shoebox gifts left VBC on Monday ! 

2.  VBC distributed a dozen THANKSGIVING BASKETS to BLESS OTHERS in Jesus Name in our community !

  THANK YOU ALL for LOVING OTHERS as you do !!  

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SPECIAL REMINDERS !!!  

JOIN US for our VBC CORPORATE PRAYER ZOOM CALL on TUESDAYS at 7:30am.    It’s a GREAT way to start the day !!

Zoom link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89615738622

***********************************

Please CONNECT with us via our ONLINE CONNECTION CARD available on our WEBSITE (vineandbranchchurch.org) or the Church Center App. We would love to hear how you are doing and encourage you in your Faith journey !  You can also share any needs, prayer requests, or Spiritual decisions you made.

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****  We have placed extra chairs in the Sanctuary which should allow you to maintain a safe distance from others.   

Please continue to wear your mask in and out of the church, as well as when you are moving about and coming in close proximity to others.  

THANK YOU for caring about the well-being of your VBC Family !!

SAFETY Note:  Because we love YOU and love OTHERS Рwe are asking everyone to adhere to the following simple safety procedures:1.  If you feel ill please stay home until you feel better.
2.  Please wear a MASK into VBC and keep it on as you move about the church or come in contact with others. If you wish, once you are seated, you may remove your mask.
3.  As hard as it will be Рplease REFRAIN from any contact with others

Thank you for your cooperation in this !

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Our God is SO WORTHY of our PRAISE !!TOGETHER we will GROW to “LOVE GOD, LOVE OTHERS, and MAKE DISCIPLES …” in Jesus Name !!

Love you ALL – 
YOU are such a BLESSING !!
Ed and Robin

Thankful

What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?