Check out this video, provided by Answers in Genesis, to show everyone a little more about our VBS program for this year. The curriculum that we will be using is called Keepers of the Kingdom. To see more videos like this one, check out the official Youtube page for this VBS at https://www.youtube.com/@AnswersVBS
In a world full of dangers and distractions around every corner, what can we do to find protection for ourself and those we love?
As always, God’s Holy Word, the Bible, provides the answer even as we will travel back to a world of princesses and kings, knights and dragons, and castles and kingdoms to explore just what the Bible has to teach us. During Vacation Bible School we hope everyone is prepared to take a medieval journey to a world of adventure where God’s Word is mightier than any sword, and a great king takes on the form of a humble servant to save everyone and become the greatest hero the world has ever known.
The theme for Zion Lutheran Church, Pierce, VBS this year will be Keepers of the Kingdom (Answers in Genesis), and it will be taking place Monday, June 5th, through Friday, June 9th, from 9:00AM to 12:00PM each day, with the VBS closing to take place during the 10:00AM church service on Sunday, June 11th. All students going into Pre K through 6th grade are welcome to join as participants, and anyone 7th grade and older is encouraged to lend a hand as a volunteer.
For parents, guardians, and interested volunteers, registration is open! Online registration, both child and volunteer, can be found on our church website, under “Educational Ministries” and the VBS tab, and paper registrations can be found on the church website and in the church office now. For the newest and most up to date information, please continue to check this website, specifically this page, on a regular basis.
Mr. Jareske will be leading this event, and he can be contacted by phone (402-329-4313) or by email (email@example.com) for questions. Adventure awaits this summer!
VBS CLOSING SERVICE:
Reminder, the VBS closing will take place during the 10:00AM church service on Sunday, June 11th, 2023. All students involved in VBS this year are welcome to participate, so we can really show the congregation what we learned throughout the week. If students are planning to participate in this service, please plan to arrive to the church and meet in the Zion gym by 9:45AM, so we can practice and assemble in groups. The students will sit with their class for the duration of the service as they will sing several times throughout.
VBS VOLUNTEERS: Ready or not, VBS is almost here! As in previous years, we would like to invite all volunteers, including group leaders, assistants, and stations leaders, to plan to attend our major VBS training and decorating day on this Sunday, June 4th, beginning at 11:30AM on this date. We will plan to meet in the church fellowship hall to eat lunch, which will be provided, and discuss relevant information pertaining to VBS for this year. After the meeting concludes, we will then plan to move around the church and finish with any decorating that remains at that time. If you are a volunteer this year, especially if you have not attended our planning meets up to this point, please plan to attend this meeting on this date. This event takes a lot of planning and preparation, and so we appreciate any help that anyone is able to offer. We will look forward to seeing everyone soon!
Also, if you are still interested in helping at this point and have not yet had a chance to register, please feel free to let Mr. J know at your earliest opportunity. We still have quite a few roles that need to be filled, so any help would be appreciated.
Speaking to our Craft Station leaders for this year, we have decided that it would be easier and more budget friendly if we order all of the craft items in bulk as opposed to asking for single donations. With that in mind, we know this congregation loves to be able to support VBS even if they cannot donate their time during the week. If you are one of those people, and you would still like to donate to help with the purchasing of these items, claiming and donating one of the suggested amounts on the board in the narthex would help cover the cost of the needed items.
If you would be willing to do so, please either plan to take and return one of the cards from the Zion Lutheran Church narthex bulletin board with the suggested donation or contact the church office (402-329-4313) to let us know which card you would like to claim. The cards and donations can be returned to the clear box sitting on the VBS display table in the church narthex Monday through Thursday during regular business hours and on Sunday mornings. Donations can also be dropped off at the church office. Checks can be made payable to Zion Lutheran Church, and they can be sent to Zion Lutheran Church (520 E. Main Street, Pierce, NE 68767).
The Craft Station and Games Station leaders are requesting that people save and donate their used plastic soda bottles, with caps, (16.9-20 oz) to assist with one of the crafts and one of the games during the week. These can be brought to the church office by Monday morning, at the latest.
Also, to help with the Snack Station, a signup sheet for cookie and snack donations will be featured in the church narthex for this final weekend, as VBS begins on Monday. For those interested in making cookies, we would like to offer a reminder that peanut products (including peanuts and peanut butter) are sticky prohibited.
For those that would like to sign up online, featured below will be a link to a sign up page for this event. If you are planning to register online to bake cookies, please plan to do so by the end of the day on Sunday.
Thank you for your assistance!
Donations for the Snack Station should be brought to the church on, or before, the requested date included. Supplies for the Craft Station and Games Station should be brought to the church by, or before, Monday, June 5th.
Please continue to keep our students and volunteers in your prayers, and as always, we appreciate any and all help. We sincerely thank everyone for their generosity and support!
WE ARE ALMOST THERE!
Vacation Bible School for Zion Lutheran Church will take place on Monday, June 5th, through Friday, June 9th, from 9AM to 12PM on each of those days. While you anxiously await the first day, please take some time to complete our registration process as outlined below. All students going into Pre K through 6th grade are welcome to join as participants, and anyone 7th grade and older is encouraged to lend a hand as a volunteer. We look forward to seeing everyone soon!
VBS has started, and we can't wait to have so much fun learning about our great God throughout this week! If you weren't able to join us for the first day, feel free to jump in anytime over the next few days. The registration process can be completed using the format outlined below, or families can also feel free to register in person each morning before VBS begins this week. See you soon!
This year, just like in the past, student registration can be completed either by filling out and returning a paper registration form to Zion Lutheran Church, which can either be downloaded below or picked up from our church office, or by completing the online registration process through the link provided on this website. All paper registration forms must be printed and returned to Zion Lutheran Church during our regular hours for registration to be complete. VBS, for this year, will take place during the week of Monday, June 5th, through Friday, June 9th. Thank you for your interest!
Paper registration forms for individuals interested in serving as volunteers can likewise be downloaded below or picked up from our church office. These must also be printed, filled out, and returned to Zion Lutheran Church during our regular hours. Volunteers can also register using our online registration tool through the link provided on this website.
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