Remember to invite your friends!
Our VBS is not just for us.
It is for the whole community!
Emmanuel/Nazareth Ecumenical Community Vacation Bible School is just around the corner. Kids, come and join the fun of learning about God’s love through Bible stories, music, crafts, science, games and snacks.
For: All youth ages 3 through 6th grade
When: Monday-Friday, June 6-10
Time: 12:30-3:30 pm
Closing Celebration: Friday, June 10th at 3:00pm at Emmanuel - Longwood Church
Snacks: A sign-up sheet will be posted in Emmanuel’s entryway for anyone interested in donating treats.
Cost: $5.00 per student donation is suggested to help cover material costs. Envelopes will be sent home with students when VBS starts. Additional donations are welcomed.
Please complete the registration form and return it by May 20th, so there is time for planning and ordering materials. You can place it in the offering plate or mail it to: Emmanuel Lutheran VBS, PO Box 27, Greenwood WI 54437
PLEASE VOLUNTEER!!! Help is still needed in several areas. For more information contact Vita Gosse 715-2676853, Emmanuel VBS Coordinator
Greenwood VBS at Our Savior's
This year, our Vacation Bible Schools will dive deep into the water, in
Deep Sea Discovery learning God is with me wherever I go.
Greenwood Community Vacation Bible School at Our Savior’s will be Sunday to Thursday, June 19-24 from 5:45 to 8:00pm, with the closing celebration on Friday.
Our Savior’s VBS Needs Supplies
In addition to getting registration forms in as soon as possible, Our Savior’s VBS is in need of Kitchen helpers and food donations.
A sign up sheet is at the back of the sanctuary at Our Savior’s. Food donations that are needed are:
For Questions, Contact:
Joan Turnquist, Our Savior’s Coordinator 715-267-6759.
from the May Newsletter
In each church’s Annual Report, Pastor Brian attached a questionnaire about what the priorities of the churches are, and should be. His thoughts are in his column.
A total of 16 responses were submitted. Written answers have been summarized, and grouped into similar concerns, with the number of similar responses noted in parenthesis. The results are below .
What makes you excited to be a member of this church? Fellowship & Friendship at Church (10), Attending Worship (3), Bible Study (3), Good Leaders
What do you feel this church excels at doing? Working with Youth (3), Welcoming others (2), Togetherness (2), Outreach (2), Good at Activities/Fundraisers (2), Mission work and Service (2), Stewardship, Traditions
What do you feel is the most important thing this church does? Spirit of Togetherness (3), Sharing God’s Word (2), Open and Welcoming (2), Taking care of members (2), Working with youth, Religious support, Worship
What do you feel is the most important thing the pastor does? Preach/Bring the Bible alive (4), Share God’s Word (4), Bring/Involve youth (3), Inspire/Lead (3), Contact with members (2), Spiritual Leader
What do you feel is the most important thing this church SHOULD do? Be Welcoming (4), Outreach into the community (3), Create a desire to worship (3), Be caring (2), Spread God’s love, Bible Study, Reach out to young people, Cooperate with others
Do we do it? Most responses on their priority gave were of the unsatisfactory/not enough nature to no.
What do you feel is the most important thing the pastor SHOULD do? Preach/ Bring the Bible alive (3), Visit people at home (3), Call people by name (2), Lead worship (2), Meet members needs, Community outreach, Teach, Lead
Does he do it? Most answers were positive, except for visiting people and calling them by name
What or who is missing in the work that this church does? Who or what have we forgotten or overlooked? Reaching out to inactives & those who have left church (4); Invite neighbors and new people (2), Youth and children (2), Older people/retirees, We worry too much about ourselves, Need to keep sign updated
The following are a list of duties pastors are to perform for their congregations. (Rank 1-7) Ranked by Ave.
1.53 Preach the Word
2.27 Conduct public worship, administer the sacraments
2.87 Provide pastoral care
3.60 Marry, visit the sick and distressed, bury the dead
4.07 Offer instruction and confirm
5.20 Speak publicly to the world in solidarity with the poor and oppressed, calling for justice and proclaiming God’s love for the world.
5.87 Supervise all schools & organizations of the congregation
The following are a list of ministries, or activities, churches engage in. (Rank 1-3 or Not Important)
Ranked by votes #1 #2 #3 Not Imp
Worship 11 2 0 0
Visitations 2 8 1 1
Youth Education 8 1 1 0
Prayer 4 0 3 0
Outreach to the unchurched 2 2 3 1
Community Service 1 1 5 2
Adult Education 0 3 3 1
Helping the poor 1 3 1 2
Stewardship 2 1 1 0
Evangelism 1 1 2 1
Social Justice 0 3 1 6
Digital or Online Ministries 0 1 0 7
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