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 🙂  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.



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 !



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