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Sunday’s Comin’ (1/26/20)

38 Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”   (Luke 6:38)

Dear VBC Family –

Join us Sunday as we gather together to LOVE GOD with all our “heart, soul, mind, and strength !!

This week Pastor Ed AND Pastor Robin will combine for the Message – looking BACk on how BLESSED we have been – and looking FORWARD to the CHALLENGES for 2020 !!

Looking forward to WORSHIPING alongside YOU this Sunday !!!

This Sunday we will NOT have regular Sunday School as we will have our ANNUAL SOCIETY MEETING at 9am – WORSHIP at 10:30 – 

and JOIN US for LUNCH at 12 noon !!

Sure hope you will join us !!

We have TWO wonderful GIVING opportunities to participate in this week 🙂

  1. Be a BLESSING to a KENYAN PASTOR !!

As you know Robin and I are headed to Kenya from Feb. 3 – 21st with a team of Pastors to conduct Leadership Training for 130 Free Methodist Kenyan Pastors in three areas of Kenya.  It is a great expense for them to travel to attend these sessions for the full three days, and we want to Bless them by providing needed funds to cover their TRAVEL and HOUSING costs.  Please make your check out the VBC and put KENYA in the memo.  THANK YOU SO MUCH for GROWING the KINGDOM of God WORLDWIDE !

  1.  Be a BLESSING to our MISSIONARY FAMILIES !!

The influence of VBC extends FAR BEYOND VBC through several MISSIONARIES that we support.  One of the ways we ENCOURAGE and remember our missionaries and their families is by sending BIRTHDAY and ANNIVERSARY gifts (Amazon gift cards) to each family member.  (We have had MUCH feedback from our missionary families of just how special it is to remembered like this !)

This year we will be supporting 4 missionary families (8 adults, 5 kids, and 4 anniversaries 🙂  We want to continue the Birthday/Anniversary gifts in 2020 – and YOU can easily be a part of it !  Just make a check to VBC for $25, $50 … and put “gift cards” in the memo.   THANKS for LOVING OTHERS as you do !

COME and JOIN in the Fellowship of Believers as we raise up the ONE worthy of our PRAISE !!

 

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PRAYER:

Please keep Mary Hudz in prayer.  Please pray for God’s extra-special touch upon her life and health.

PRAISE GOD for the SERVANT HEARTS of those who have volunteered to HELP with our Children’s Church Ministry !!

We are ALMOST at FULL STRENGTH – and we are SO THANKFUL that we can RESUME our rotation !!

See Rowena for more information and to help keep this vital ministry going 🙂

There are SO MANY Exciting Happenings Coming to VBC  !!    SAVE THESE DATES !!!!

Jan. 26 – Annual Society Meeting at 9 am

Jan. 26 – Year End Celebration Luncheon at 12 noon !!

Feb. 15  – Ladies Valentine’s Luncheon at 12 noon in Fellowship Hall  (Sign-up at the back table)

Feb. 29 – SCPSC Dessert Fundraiser at VBC

March 13 – MOVIE NIGHT at VBC hosted by our Youth Group !!  We will be showing OVERCOMER.  Save the date !

March 15-16 – Answers In Genesis Conference at VBC  (Pick up a flier from the back table.)

April 24-26 – Conference Women’s Retreat at Spruce Lake  (Save the Dates !)

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THANK YOU for ALL the ways you SERVE JESUS at VBC !! 

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

Sunday’s Comin’ (1/19/20)

Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.   (Psalm 105:4)

Dear VBC Family –

Join us Sunday as we gather together to LOVE GOD with all our “heart, soul, mind, and strength !!

This week Pastor Ed will remind us of the saying, “Wise Men (and women) still SEEK Him.”  This week Pastor Ed will focus on us SEE-ing Him, as much as SEEK-ing Him.  Do you SEE Him today ?  Join us this Sunday as we turn our EYES of FAITH toward Jesus !

Sunday School for ALL AGES resumes at 9:00 am !!

COME and JOIN in the Fellowship of Believers as we raise up the ONE worthy of our PRAISE !!

 

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PRAISE !!

Congratulations to Grandma Carol Liciaga on the birth of her new grandson !!  Baby Benito Alexander Fracasse weighed in at 6lbs. 3 oz. and 18.5 inches long on Jan. 6th.  Mom and Grandma are doing great  🙂

PRAYER:

Please keep Kelly Drann and family in prayer, as her mom went home to be with Jesus this past week.

Please join in prayer asking for the fullness of God’s love to surround them, the peace of His Son Jesus to fill them, and that the comfort of His Holy Spirit dwell within them in overflowing measure now and in the days ahead.

Please cover Mary Hudz in prayer.  Please pray for God’s extra-special touch upon her life and health.

PRAISE GOD for the SERVANT HEARTS of those who have volunteered to HELP with our Children’s Church Ministry !!

We are still in need of a couple more people – but we are thankful that we can RESUME our rotation beginning on THIS SUNDAY !!

See Rowena for more information and to help keep this vital ministry going 🙂

****  Be a BLESSING to our MISSIONARY FAMILIES !!

The influence of VBC extends WORLDWIDE through several MISSIONARIES that we support.  One of the ways we ENCOURAGE and remember our missionaries and their families is by sending BIRTHDAY and ANNIVERSARY gifts (Amazon gift cards) to each family member.  (We have had MUCH feedback from our missionary families of just how special it is to remembered like this !)

This year we will be supporting 4 missionary families (8 adults, 5 kids, and 4 anniversaries 🙂  We want to continue the Birthday/Anniversary gifts in 2020 – and YOU can easily be a part of it !  Just place a check for $25, $50 … in the offering plate and put “gift cards” in the memo.   THANKS for LOVING OTHERS as you do !

There are SO MANY Exciting Happenings Coming to VBC  !!    SAVE THESE DATES !!!!

Jan. 17 – YOUTH GROUP

Jan. 26 – Annual Society Meeting at 9am

Jan. 26 – Year End Celebration Luncheon at 12 noon !!  (Sign up on back table)

Feb. 15  – Ladies Valentine’s Luncheon at 12 noon in Fellowship Hall  (Sign-up at the back table)

Feb. 29 – SCPSC Dessert Fundraiser at VBC

March 13 – MOVIE NIGHT at VBC hosted by our Youth Group !!  We will be showing OVERCOMER.  Save the date !

March 15-16 – Answers In Genesis Conference at VBC  (Pick up a flier from the back table.)

April 24-26 – Conference Women’s Retreat at Spruce Lake  (Save the Dates !)

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

THANK YOU for ALL the ways you SERVE JESUS at VBC !! 

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

Sunday’s Comin’ (1/12/20)

33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. 

In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”  (John 16:33)

Dear VBC Family –

Join us Sunday as we gather to CELEBRATE JESUS CHRIST – God’s gift to us !!

This week Pastor Robin will share the 2nd part of her Message on HELP ME vs. HAVE ME – again asking us to open ourselves to an “EXAMINATION” before the GREAT PHYSICIAN !

COME and JOIN in the Fellowship of Believers as we raise up the ONE worthy of our PRAISE !!

 

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PRAISE !!

Congratulations to Grandma Carol Liciaga on the birth of her new grandson !!  Baby Benito Alexander Fracasse weighed in at 6lbs. 3 oz. and 18.5 inches long on Jan. 6th.  Mom and Grandma are doing great  🙂 

PRAISE GOD for the SERVANT HEARTS of those who have volunteered to HELP with our Children’s Church Ministry !!

We are still in need of a couple more people – but we are thankful that we can RESUME our rotation beginning on JANUARY 19th.

See Rowena for more information and to help keep this vital ministry going 🙂

****  Be a BLESSING to our MISSIONARY FAMILIES !!

The influence of VBC extends WORLDWIDE through several MISSIONARIES that we support.  One of the ways we ENCOURAGE and remember our missionaries and their families is by sending BIRTHDAY and ANNIVERSARY gifts (Amazon gift cards) to each family member.  (We have had MUCH feedback from our missionary families of just how special it is to remembered like this !)

This year we will be supporting 4 missionary families (8 adults, 5 kids, and 4 anniversaries 🙂  We want to continue the Birthday/Anniversary gifts in 2020 – and YOU can easily be a part of it !  Just place a check for $25, $50 … in the offering plate and put “gift cards” in the memo.   THANKS for LOVING OTHERS as you do !

There are SO MANY Exciting Happenings Coming to VBC  !!    SAVE THESE DATES !!!!

Jan. 9 – 10    Men’s Retreat at Spruce Lake Retreat Center.  (See Pastor Ed to join in on this !)

Jan. 17 – YOUTH GROUP

Jan. 26 – Annual Society Meeting at 9am

Jan. 26 – Year End Celebration Luncheon at 12 noon !!  (Sign up on back table)

(New  date)  Feb. 15  – Ladies Valentine’s Luncheon at 12 noon in Fellowship Hall  (Sign-up at the back table)

Feb. 29 – SCPSC Dessert Fundraiser at VBC

March 13 – MOVIE NIGHT at VBC hosted by our Youth Group !!  We will be showing OVERCOMER.  Save the date !

March 15-16 – Answers In Genesis Conference at VBC

April 24-26 – Conference Women’s Retreat at Spruce Lake

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

THANK YOU for ALL the ways you SERVE JESUS at VBC !! 

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

Sunday’s Comin’ (1/5/20)

5 Examine yourselves to see if your faith is genuine. Test yourselves. Surely you know that Jesus Christ is among you; 

if not, you have failed the test of genuine faith.   II Corinthians 13:5

Dear VBC Family –

Join us Sunday as we gather to CELEBRATE JESUS CHRIST – God’s gift to us !!

This week Pastor Robin will share God’s Word by challenging us to an “EXAMINATION” !!  

(Why not come before the GREAT PHYSICIAN for a TRUE EXAMINATION !?)

Also this week we will Celebrate the Lord’s Supper together.

COME and JOIN in the Fellowship of Believers as we raise up the ONE worthy of our PRAISE !!

 

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HELP NEEDED !!

We are in need of additional staff for the CHILDREN’S CHURCH Program which provides an age-appropriate place for kids (4yrs. old-3rd grade) to learn and grow in Christ.  It takes place in the Fellowship Hall during the 2nd half of our Worship Service.   Leaders will serve on a 6 week rotation.   See Rowena for more information and to help keep this vital ministry going 🙂

***  Until we have additional help we will have to suspend Children’s Church. (hopefully temporarily)

Be a BLESSING to our MISSIONARY FAMILIES !!

The influence of VBC extends WORLDWIDE through several MISSIONARIES that we support.  One of the ways we ENCOURAGE and remember our missionaries and their families is by sending BIRTHDAY and ANNIVERSARY gifts (Amazon gift cards) to each family member.  (We have had MUCH feedback from our missionary families of just how special it is to remembered like this !)

This year we will be supporting 4 missionary families (8 adults, 5 kids, and 4 anniversaries 🙂  We want to continue the Birthday/Anniversary gifts in 2020 – and YOU can easily be a part of it !  Just place a check for $25, $50 … in the offering plate and put “gift cards” in the memo.   THANKS for LOVING OTHERS as you do !

There are SO MANY Exciting Happenings Coming to VBC  !!    SAVE THESE DATES !!!!

Jan. 9 – 10    Men’s Retreat at Spruce Lake Retreat Center.  (See Pastor Ed to join in on this !)

Jan. 17 – YOUTH GROUP

Jan. 26 – Annual Society Meeting at 9am

Jan. 26 – Year End Celebration Luncheon at 12 noon !!  (Sign up on back table)

(New  date)  Feb. 15  – Ladies Valentine’s Luncheon at 12 noon in Fellowship Hall

Feb. 29 – SCPSC Dessert Fundraiser at VBC

March 15-16 – Answers In Genesis Conference at VBC

April 24-26 – Conference Women’s Retreat at Spruce Lake

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

THANK YOU for ALL the ways you SERVE JESUS at VBC !! 

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