Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful,
and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe. (Hebrews 12:28)

Dear SHEEP – This week Pastor Robin will share about the GREAT SHEPHERD from the Gospel of John chapter 10.
(We’ll also have some special guests we would like you to meet !)

Hope you’ll join us to “worship God acceptably with reverence and awe.”

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“By My Spirit” – The Free Methodist Church National Prayer Summit (Online)
Begins this Sunday, August 23rd, 6 p.m., EDT on Facebook Live – https://facebook.com/fmcusa
Our FMC Bishops (Bishop Matt Whitehead, Bishop Linda Adams, Bishop Keith Cowart) are calling the Free Methodist Church to prayer, and are asking every local church to join this time of unified intercession. In this challenging season, we stand together in prayer because our great need will only be met “by my Spirit, says the Lord.”
In response to the Bishops’ call to prayer, the National Prayer Ministry is hosting our first-ever ONLINE Prayer Summit. Beginning this Sunday and continuing each Sunday through September 27th, six weeks of online Summit events will provide specific focus points to unify our prayers.

8/23 “By My Spirit” Our source is God alone.
8/30 “Cause Us to Weep” To repent and humble ourselves before God.
9/06 “We Need Grace and Mercy” Holy posture for fruitful ministry.
9/13 “Consecrate Yourselves” To be entirely set apart for God’s purposes.
9/20 “Refine Us” Remove all barriers to fruitfulness.
9/27 “Carriers of Your Presence” A people who are temples and living stones.

Join us live or join us later.
Recordings of each session will be available on the FMCUSA website at https://fmcusa.org/prayersummit. This resource will allow you to host prayer groups anywhere at any time. We’re hoping to see you live, and we’re hoping you’ll continue to use the recordings to prompt prayer in your local churches.
“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen” (Ephesians 3:20-21).

See you Sunday!
The National Prayer Ministry Leadership Team
Brett and Barb Heintzman, Laura Warth, Kenny and Estelle Martin, Philip and Annie Madison, Doug and Margie Newton

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Online SIGNUPS are NOW OPEN for our VBC LIFETOUCH Picture Directory !!
We are creating a VBC Picture Directory for ALL VBC attenders !! We want EVERYONE to be a part of this !!
Each participant will receive a complimentary 8×10 photo and a printed VBC Directory. (You will also have the option to purchase additional photos.)
Family pics will be taken on Tuesday, September 22 or Wednesday, September 23rd from 2-9pm.
** To reserve your personal photography session go to our ONLINE REGISTRATION site at https://booknow-lifetouch.appointment-plus.com/b85731ng/
Allison will also be making reservations after church this Sunday for anyone who needs assistance 🙂

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Are you willing to be used by God to impact a child’s life?

Consider becoming a foster parent today!

Sullivan County is in desperate need of foster families. Please consider stepping out in faith to help these children in desperate need of the hope we have. Informational meetings are held every Thursday. Contact Leelani Voigtland for more info

lvoigtland@chowc.org (607) 422-9884

Please act quickly because a new round of training begins September 8th. The training will be every Tuesday from 6-8pm for 10 weeks.

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Save the dates for our Weekend of Awakening and Prayer (simulcast events at VBC)
Friday, September 25th 6:30 pm New Room Conference with JD Walt, Jim Cymbala and others.
Saturday, September 26th 9am – 9pm “The Return” awakening and prayer event held in Washington, DC.

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Join us for PRAYER on Thursday mornings at 7:30am on Zoom !!
Here’s the NEW 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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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. Choose a seat in an area that is physically distanced from others.
4. Please bring a “fun” bag for the kids as there will not be Children’s Church or nursery.
5. 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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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