It’s here! Good Shepherd’s Vacation Bible School begins tomorrow. It’s not too late to register. All children age 3 through 6th grade (completed) are welcome to join us for a fun faith building experience. Register online today at vbs.goodshepherdwb.org.
Congratulations to Alex, Lauren, and Jillian on their confirmation. The youth confirmed their faith through the Affirmation of baptism officiated by Rev. Lynn Rothrock on June 9th. Confirmation is a three year program that helps youth understand the faith so they can confirm the promises made when baptized. The confirmation program is part of Good Shepherd’s Faith Formation program to develop life long learning.
Incredible Creations Kids Club is back. The summer program will be kicked off with a community barbecue on Wednesday, July 11th, at 5:00 pm. Everyone is invited for fellowship and to learn more about this exciting program. The weekly program will continue each Wednesday through August 22nd.
The Incredible Creations Kids Club program helps children explore their God given talents in a fun-filled atmosphere through music, art, dance and drama. The program is open to all children from the community.
Registration forms will be available at the community barbecue and can also be downloaded at goodshepherdwb.org/resources/ICKCRegistration.pdf.
Over 35 children participated in Good Shepherd’s Vacation Bible School from June 18-22. “Helping Hands – God’s Plan” was the theme based on the parable of The Good Samaritan. Children learned how people lived in Bible times and how they are God’s hands by helping others.
Children were introduced to a different Bible verse each day and dressed in tunics and head dresses as in ancient times. They met the traveler who was beaten and robbed on their journey. Then saw how a Samaritan helped to he traveler while others left him lying on the road.
During games children learned to work together as a team to build a tent from a parachute in addition to playing other games to reinforce lessons while getting a chance to run and play.
In crafts children made picture frames, t-shirts, and mini flags with hearts and hands to always remind them that helping others is how God wants us to show love for one another. Children get to make their own design on each craft to show what Helping Hands – God’s Plan means to them.
Children also experienced being God’s helping hands by collecting items to HELP boost the spirits of children when they are ill or injured. Several bins full of story books, coloring books, activity books, markers, and crayons were collected.
Five youth confirmed their faith through Affirmation of Baptism. The Rite of Confirmation took place at Good Shepherd’s 11:00 am worship service on Pentecost Sunday, May 20th.
The five youth completed three years of confirmation instruction as part of Good Shepherd’s Faith Formation programs. The instruction builds a deeper understanding of Christian faith and Lutheran beliefs so they can affirm their desire to continue in the faith they began when baptized as young children. Upon Confirmation their faith journey continues as adult members of Good Shepherd and the Christian community.
Pictured with Pastors Peter Kuritz and Janell Wigen are Brook, Logan, Samantha, Colin, and Summer who confirmed their faith.
Photo copyright Daren Bernecker. All rights reserved.
A Vacation Bible School planning meeting will take place this Saturday, March 10 at 10:00am. VBS is just months away and there is still much planning needed. Be a servant for God to help children grow in faith through Bible stories, crafts, music, games, and snacks or be a crew leader to guide the children through all areas. Be rewarded by seeing the excitement and smiles on the faces of God’s children.
VBS has arrived at Good Shepherd. Through interactive learning using the story of Noah children have learned how to Love one another and Trust in the Lord during the first two days. Fun activities include music, drama, crafts, games, and snacks. Click here to see photos of VBS in action. It’s not too late for kids 3 years to 6th grade to join in the fun and learning. VBS continues 9:am to noon through Friday, June 23rd.