2016 HOLY MOLY! Vacation Bible School
Unexpected Grace: the Story of Paul

We are so excited about the upcoming Vacation Bible School at St. John’s!  

The program will run Tuesday-Thursday, August 2nd-4th, from 5-8 p.m.  
Each evening will include game, dinner, a Bible lesson, craft time, and worship.  

Please REGISTER HERE so that we can plan enough food, materials, and staff.
There is no cost for this year's Vacation Bible School!

Fun

Each evening will include some time to just hang out and play.  We have a great group of children and youth at St. John’s and they enjoy being together.  We'll give them the time and space to do just that.

The Bible

This year's theme is Unexpected Grace: the Story of Paul. We will learn about the surprising way that Jesus changes Paul's heart and mind and led him on a wonderful journey to the heart and mind of God. In doing so, Paul was able to spread the love of Jesus to so many people. Each lesson includes a brief, funny video and reading, discussion time, and a craft.  After supper each evening, the kids will be divided by age for the lesson time.  We are confident that your children and youth are going to love this program.

Worship

Our children and youth are very comfortable in church.  They are at ease in all parts of the building and seem to be very much at home.  We are so happy about this, and, as parents, we should feel good about fostering this comfort in our children and youth.  However, worship in the Episcopal Church is not always easily accessible.  So, we are going to teach our children and youth how we worship.  Michael Bennett, St. John's Director of Music, will teach some of our worship music. During Bible School, we will walk through the worship service with the children and youth each evening, inviting them into our regular worship.  

Parents, grandparents, and friends are invited to join us for worship Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30pm and on Thursday at 7pm.

The Sacristy Rats (Acolytes in Training)

Those kids who are entering 6th through 8th grade will join Bradley as a SACRISTY RAT (or Acolyte in Training).  Along with a fun, age-appropriate Bible lesson, we will learn how to setup for and lead worship.  We'll also learn how to teach the younger kids about the Episcopal Church and St. John's many traditions. 

We are really looking forward to this Vacation Bible School.  Please feel free to invite friends by forwarding this information.  As always, feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.

In Christ, 

Bradley Pace
Hilary Cooke
Katie Elder

For more information, please contact St. John's Episcopal Church by EMAIL or at 765.742.4079.