Vacation Bible School 2022:
Passport to Peace
August 9, 10, 11 — 9 am-12 pm
"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God." These words Jesus spoke to his disciples 2000 years ago still ring true for us who are his disciples today. Learning to be peacemakers and teaching our children to become peacemakers is more important than ever amidst all the dissension and division of our world today!
Below are the Bible stories we'll use to help us explore how we can be peacemakers for this world God loves so much. For Vacation Bible School this year, we've chosen the curriculum "Passport to Peace" because we believe that learning to be As followers of Jesus, we're called to see every person as a part of God's family and every interaction as an opportunity for peacemaking.
Tuesday, Aug. 9: Philip and the Ethiopian (Acts 8:26-40). This story will help us learn to listen to and learn from people who are different.
Wednesday, Aug. 10: Jesus' parable of the sheep and the goats (Matthew 25:31-46) teaches us to care for the hungry, thirsty, sick, naked, strangers, and prisoners because they are Jesus' sisters and brothers and, therefore, our sisters and brothers, too!
Thursday, Aug. 11: Jesus' parable of the Good Samaritan teaches us how to be a loving neighbor to someone who isn't "one of us," but who is a member of God's family and is in need of our help.
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Christian Education Opportunities
for the Whole Congregation
In September we began a congregation-wide immersion into the biblical narrative of salvation using a multi-age curriculum based on Dan Erlander's book Manna and Mercy: A Brief History of God's Unfolding Promise to Mend the Entire Universe. Listed below are some of the ways we'll be exploring and deepening our knowledge of Scripture and God's saving plan for this world God so loves.
Sunday School: During the fall we held our first eight Zoom Sunday School sessions, which took us from the creation story on up through the people of Israel entering the Promised Land. Thank you to our teachers, Amy Aamodt, Connie Tye, Pam Hygelund, Di Bernklau, Ardeth Woods, Pastor Michelle, and Don Weaver.
Due to Spring Break, Sunday School is also on a break until April 3.
Confirmation: Confirmation class is off to a good start using Manna and Mercy. We'll meet again in person soon to explore the message the prophets brought to God's people.
Thursday Morning Bible Study, led by Pastor Michelle Manicke, will meet at 10:30 am on Zoom. Our group has decided to do a deep dive into the biblical salvation story using Manna and Mercy as our study guide. Currently, we're exploring how God sent prophets to call the people back to the right path when they began to worship other gods
Thursday Evening Women's Bible Study, led by JoAnn Rothi, will meet at 7 pm on Zoom. During April and May we will be using “The Kingdom of God" Bible Studies series from the January/February and March/April Gather Magazines.