The event took place at the Delta Plaza Mall in Escanaba on Saturday, April 12th. Building wholesome family values with a circus atmosphere was the theme, and the church had a booth for the families to connect with us. The event was very well attended this year.
Our goal was to have some fun for the kids to engage in while inviting families to bring their children to our VBS. Some of the activities included a balance beam, ball toss, and face painting. Patrick and Jason worked a popcorn machine and the girls handed out bottles of water to each of the children as they came to have their face decorated. Each water bottle had a label that stated, “God is good…all the time.”
Tom Roberts was costumed as a clown and was a big hit with the kids! Tom was very animated and full of energy and antics. This was a great addition to our presentation.
Thanks to all of our booth workers. Your smiles and engaging activities were well-received. Pray for the Lord to touch some hearts so the parents will send their children to learn about Jesus!
Coins for Christ We finished collecting for Patrick & Sarah O’Neal’s “Vision for Ministry” last Sunday morning. We collected $355.10 over the last 3 months! Starting today, our Coins will be set aside for the VBS Outreach which will be held on Saturday, June 28 and conclude during Bible class hour on June 29th. We’re planning a big picnic lunch after church that day for our guests and the whole church family!
Ladies Bible Study Our next time together is May 3rd!! I can't wait! The title of our study is "Love in Action" Look up I John 3:17-18 and meditate on these verses, as we prepare for the study! Hope to see you all there and anyone new! Bonnie is hosting in her home and we will begin at 10:00. –Sarah
Vision for Ministry Update Patrick will be sharing an update on the plans for school in August and the fundraising efforts of the past year at the conclusion of our service today.
Bring a Friend Sunday! Our annual event is planned for next Sunday, April 20th. Easter morning we’ll serve breakfast at 9:30 am with children’s activities at 10:15 which will include an Easter Egg Hunt and devotional. Invitation cards are available on the table at the back. Take some for your Family & Friends invites. We should try to send invitations to our friends and family in advance. If you know a place to put up a flyer, pick one up today!
Family Night This Week Our lesson for this week will be “The Empty Tomb.” Supper is at 5:30; activities at 6:00. Volunteers for April 16th: Meal: Dave & Bonnie; Songs/Prayer: Marc; Storyteller: Dave G; Puppets: Hudson; Memory: tba; Activity: Jason.
Christian Closet We need to start now in collecting food items for next month. Bring in some non-perishables and put them on the small table by the doors. You can also help the Closet buy food with everyday purchases at GFS! The program is called Fun Funds! Pick up a Fun Foods enrollment flyer on the back table and the next time you’re in GFS, ask them for a card. Our account name is Escanaba Church of Christ. Every time you purchase items at GFS, swipe your card so funds can be awarded to the Closet!
UP Men’s Bible Study Men from all the congregations of the UP are invited to our Bible Study/Fellowship lunch this Monday, April 14th at 10:30 am. The study is being hosted by Escanaba this month. Patrick will be presenting the lesson.
Meeting Notes & Finance Report Copies from last Sunday’s meeting are available on the table by the baptistry.
CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS
Ladies Bible class
UP Men's Retreat
VBS Super Saturday
10:00-1:00 5:00 pm
UP NEWS & NOTES
Church Family Retreat hosted by the Menominee church We made plans for our annual Church Family Retreat and thought that if we could give your congregation an invite early enough, maybe some or many of you could join us. The date is Fri, June 20th (check-in) to Mon, June 23rd (check-out) at JD Wells State Park by Cedar River. (More info is posted on the bulletin board)
ESCANABA PRAYER REQUESTS
Verlynn is thankful to the Lord for being cancer free for the past 17 years!
Mandi requests prayer for Clara who will be having surgery to remove a tumor in her pelvis.
Melissa is having bad back pain.
Missy is concerned about having tests regarding her pain.
Bonnie’s Aunt Ruth is in the hospital with a bleeding ulcer. She’ll be 87. This is Alyce Jean’s last sibling.
Dave & Cindy are traveling in Ohio for a couple weeks.
The Monticello family lost their daughter.
Loretta’s friend Carol is traveling to Arizona alone. Pray for her well-being.
Kyle, Jesse, Matt, Jess, Thomas, Troy, Jerod.
Health: Mary Hawkins, Tony (kidney), Jake (back), Bill & Shirley Mills, Steve Clark; Cancer: Christy Robinson, Cheryl Coble, Marcia Frederick, Mary Ann Poe, June Westerburg, Norah, and Jeanette Pierce.
Any updates on our Continued Concerns? Please call or e-mail so we can refresh our concerns to the Lord. Call 233-0065; E-mail email@example.com.