Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Vacation Bible School

This next week (July 21-25) will be Vacation Bible School at our Church.

On Sunday the 20th we will be doing church wide visitation through out our town. On Monday the 21st we will be meeting with the teachers and helpers to finalize our plans. Our VBS is a three day teaching one. We will be using a kit called God's Big Back Yard. The three lessons we have chosen are Baby Moses, Zacchaeus and the tree, and The Good Samaritan.

On Friday night we will have an old fashion carnival for the children with a popcorn machine, cotton candy machine, of course now the ever popular bouncer. There will also be a train pulled by lawn mowers for the children to ride in.

Our missions theme is Community helpers so our local fire and police departments are coming also.

Please pray that we will be able to reach these children in our community. That we will be able to make a difference in their lives and the lives of their families.

Please pray for all of our adults who are working with these children. That God will give them all the tools they need to plant seeds in his garden. May God have all the Glory!!!!!

Most of all pray that we love these children and let them see God's love through us.


Donna said...

What a Wonderful thing to do!!! Happy day sweetheart!hughugs

Sandi McBride said...

Oh how I loved Vacation Bible School as a kid...the things we learned, the fun we had...a wonderful break in the boredom of summer!
Have fun Mary!

Tea Time and Roses said...

Hello Mary!

I still remember as a little girl Vacation Bible School! What a wonderful time we had there...a lovely time in my life indeed.



Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

I know so many Christians who came to the Lord as a direct result of VBS. I'll be delighted to say a prayer for yours. Have fun!!

Denise said...

I remember VBS...... what wonderful memories..... I pray that yours touches lives of these precious little children....... Their little hearts are so tender toward the Lord....It is a perfect time to build a foundation for the truth to be built upon..I pray that the teachers are full of the Holy Spirit............

justabeachkat said...

I loved VBS as a child and then taught it for years when our kids were little. Sweet memories.


carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

Praying for your VBS to reach the children and that God's glory will be shown. Amen!

bluemuf said...

Mary, What fun the children and adults are going to have. Great lessons and a wonderful theme. I Will pray that many children will be inspired in the ways of the Lord.

Hugs Karen

Nnairda's said...

Have fun! We had ours last month and ds had a fabulous time learning about the Lord.



Susie Q said...

What fun you will have! I taught the art lessons at our church's VBS last year. It was often exhausting for an old lady like me *grin* but I loved every minute! Grace so loved VBS too.
This year we can not be a part becasue we have friends from Germany arriving for a visit the week VBS starts.
Have fun Mary!!

I was away and am trying to catch with everyone...I hope all is well for you!


Jackie said...

Have a wonderful Vacation Bible School. I loved attending ours as I grew up.

God bless.

Lallee said...

You can count on my prayers for an abundant harvest for everyone's effort putting this together.


Linda said...

I just loved Summer Bible School...it was just a wonderful time, filled with happy memories. I was blessed to have the best teachers as I know your children will be too. Have a happy day...hugs, Linda

Diane of Crafty Passions said...

I use to love Bible school!
Thanks for coming by my blog I appreciate it very much!

KJ said...

I will pray for you, Mary. It's really neat that you are involved with this event. I'm sure the attendees glean quite a bit from your Godly counsel!

We don't have VB at our church. We have a Kid's Crusade that goes on for 4 evenings. Often, they bring in a Christian ventriloquist to deliver the Gospel messages. She is remarkable.

Have a grand and glorious weekend!


simple~needs said...

i loved vacation bible school. i loved learning the scripture verses, having kool aid and cookies and the great crafts we made! anyone else make pot holders and gods-eye( with yarn and popsicle sticks) or paper fans ??

KarenHarveyCox said...

Mary, Good luck this week, and especially on Monday for your talk. Your plan sounds wonderful, and I am sure that the Lord will open up doors for you. Blessings, Karen

Jillian said...

What a great prayer. I have a feeling that the children growing up today are going to need lots of them.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and checking out my chandelier cozy. I was so excited!


a portland granny said...

I trust the Lord will reward your work with the children this week. VBS has been a wonderful outreach for so many years! It is a wonderful ministry to children.

We are having ours this week also. It is always a busy week.

Trust that all goes well and you will indeed, see some fruit from your labor.


Mary said...

I will keep everyone in my prayers and also that your Vacation Bible School will be highly successful.


Daffodil Hill said...

In my younger years, I always LOVED VBS! I taught and directed it for many years, but have since passed the torch to those younger and more energetic than myself. : )

So glad you found my blog. You have a sweet spirit and a precious family. I look forward to getting to know you in the coming days. God's blessings. I will pray for you and your husband. {{hugs))

Adrienne said...

Such a wonderful ministry to the children and families in your town. I have such happy memories of VBS as a child and great ones as an adult who was part of the ministry team. I will be praying for your outreach this week.

Thanks for visiting my blog and for leaving your sweet comments. I do hope you will return again soon to visit me.

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

What a beautiful thing you all are doing! Of course I will pray, this is wonderful!!


Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Our VBS is this week too!
Prayers for both.

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Kids need Jesus! I need Jesus!

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Kids need Jesus! I need Jesus!

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

What a wonderful treat for the children :) The carnival sounds like so much fun! I will say a prayer indeed.


Sandy said...

Hope VBS went well at your church this past week. We had over 100 kids accept Jesus as their personal Saviour at ours!!!
Hope you have a fabulous week.
Sandy :)

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Mary!
My prayers are with you for your VBS reaching others in your community! God bless you and inspire you with His words and in His ways!
Hugs, Sherry