PandaMania: VBS 2011 is here!

I know it is difficult to believe, but it is already that time of year again: Vacation Bible School! The school year is almost over, summer is upon us, and it is time to gather in fun and praise the Lord with VBS. Our VBS this year will go from May 31 – June 3 (Tuesday – Friday). We’d like to personally invite you and your kids to join us at Zion for a week filled with fun activities, a focus on God, and great fellowship as well!

This year at PandaMania VBS, your kids will learn about the God of the Bible who made each of us, has amazing plans for our lives, and His wild love that He shows in Jesus Christ! In order to understand God’s word better, all of these themes will be taught to our kids from Psalm 139, where we are reminded:

Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast… For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.

As we focus on God’s word and hide it in our hearts, God teaches us of His love for us! Our prayer is that God’s love will change our lives so that we learn to love others in Christ also.

So what should you do next?First, begin to pray for Zion and our VBS that it would be an amazing experience for everyone involved – from our helpers and volunteers all the way to each and every one of our students! Second, consider playing a role in VBS yourself. Would you like to commit to praying for the ministry up to and through June 3? Would you consider volunteering some of your time to either help set up/tear down, or assist in the day to day activities? Perhaps you would consider being a Station Manager or a Group Leader! Finally, help us get the word out to your students or other young people you know. We want everyone to know about God’s wild love in Christ Jesus, and for many to experience our PandaMania! Consider signing students up, emailing or Facebooking this info to others, and making this opportunity happen for kids. Questions? Don’t hesitate to contact the church or get a hold of Pastor Brian. Also, look for more details to come very quickly. We look forward to seeing you have a PandaMania-good-time real soon!

About blund

Brian J. Lund is minister of Word & Sacrament at Zion Evangelical & Reformed Church. You can follow him at his website or @BrianJLund.
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2 Responses to PandaMania: VBS 2011 is here!

  1. Janet Goll says:

    Hello, I was excited to see that you are doing the panda theme also!! It sure is alot of fun. I live in Miller and know many people at the church there, even family! I go to the Evangelical Free Church @ Clear Lake & we are setting up Friday for the panda theme
    starting Monday the 6th. I would love to stop by and take a peak at how you are set
    up and get some more ideas how you decorated. I will call your secretary just to make sure its ok before I come by. I hope it goes very well & i’m thankful for all you do for the families in Garner. Have fun! Janet Goll

  2. blund says:

    Hi Janet!

    Thanks for stopping by with the comment. Yes, come on by and take a look; maybe you’ll see something helpful. If there is anything we can do to support you, let us know! We run VBS the rest of this week (until June 3), and then we’ll have a special VBS presentation during morning worship on Sunday. But after that, the decorations will come down! We’d love to have you before then.

    Blessings to you and your church family!

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