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Vacation Bible School 2015 “ Shining Star- Where Kids Shine God’s Light”

Once again this summer we are off on a wonderful adventure at Vacation Bible School, August 3, 4 5, & 6 on the lake at St Patrick’s, Aurora. ( We have added an additional day!!)

Posted by Fr. Bill on June 5, 2015

To preregister, please fill out the VBS forms that are available at each of the churches and return them to us by placing them in the collection basket or sending them in the mail. Vacation Bible School begins each day at 9:30am with praise songs on the lawn. Then each group of VBS students travel with their Group Leader to the various stations which include Bible, Craft and Game Centers. We gather together again at 11:30am for a snack and fellowship and close our day with praise songs. This year the theme is “Shining Star- Where kids Shine God’s Light.”.  Students will learn about Hannah’s prayer in the Old Testament. They will learn how Samuel heard God’s call and became a light for world.  Day 2 the message will center on staying on God’s path and living according to His teachings. The bible verse of the day is from Psalm 119:105-  “Your word is a lamp before my feet and a light for my path.” Day 3 we will talk about forgiveness and living as children of God. The students will learn more about St Paul- his travels, his conversion and his deep faith.  St Paul truly became a light of his faith. And lastly on  Day 4 we celebrate the Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord. In the New Testament Jesus is with three of His disciples- Peter, James & John on a mountain preparing to pray. There Jesus is transfigured- His face shines like the sun. The symbol of Light appears once again.  Our message continues as we are called to shine God’s Light in this world.  On our last day together we will celebrate with an Ice Cream Social and a special closing Ceremony. Each of our students will be invited to make and decorate a Luminaria. They will bring their craft creation to the church where we will close with song and prayer. Join us as we shine God’s abundant Light throughout this week.

How the Parish can help:

Pray for a child who would benefit from being part of VBS;

Invite a friend to join us during VBS week;

Donate a food item- Pepperidge Farm Gold fish, carrots & celery each day for special diets, cheese & crackers, cookies.

If you have available time August 3-6 and would like to spend some time with us, we would love to have your help!

New this year!!  We are offering a Youth program during VBS for any of our youth who are not assigned to a station. Youth will have their own table to make a craft, discuss the bible story of the day and join us for snacks & song!!

Any questions, please contact Marilyn at the church office.

 

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