VBS (Vacation Bible School) is almost upon us here at Salem Lutheran Church. Our coordinator has been hard at work for a few weeks now. It is fun to see her excitement and energy as July 20 fast approaches. And if you want evidence of Emily’s excitement just walk through the lower level of Salem and see the decorations…it looks like a swamp…very fun. Right now we have 30 pre-school kids registered with more expected to just show up on Monday morning. I am in charge of the Bible story each day which I am looking forward to with much excitement.
In the afternoons we have a VBS style program (or daycamp) going on for our K – 6 graders with Shetek Lutheran Ministries. Salem is hosting the pre-school VBS and our ELCA neighbors down the street is hosting the daycamp program. Daycamp has about 55 kids registered. All in all it is going to be a fun week.
My dream and goal for next year is to get most if not all the churches together in Jackson to put on a VBS program together. There is so much we can do if we combine our resources, gifts and talents together without having to re-create the wheel (which we seem to be doing this year). Salem, Our Savior’s and Belmont Lutheran Churches are together this year but I envision a much greater ecumenical partnership in 2010.
So here’s to VBS: lots of energetic pre-schoolers…cool aid…games outside…crafts…singing…Bible stories…and hopefully some seeds planted. Thank you to our volunteers, parents, and congregations for your support, time and committment.
So here’s to VBS and the Holy Spirit working in the lives of our kids.
Praise be to God!