VBS FOR 2019: JULY 15-19
LPC’S VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL THEME FOR 2019— ROAR! (LIFE IS WILD)
Roar will help kids spark their imaginations with faith-building fun! This epic African adventure engages the whole herd. At Roar, kids explore God’s goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that powers them through this wild life.
Roar Vacation Bible School will transform LPC and a week July into a place and time buzzing with excitement! The program will be built around small groups made up of kids of a similar age or grade. Here’s a typical day at Roar: We will spend each day with opening songs and skits and then travel to craft, game, snack, and story stations stations with our small group crews. Every station is designed to reinforce the daily Bible Point in a hands-on, interactive way that keeps everyone engaged.
The daily themes at Roar are:
- When life is unfair, God is good!
- When life is scary, God is good!
- When life changes, God is good!
- When life is sad, God is good!
- When life is good, God is good!
For more information, call Kay Brown at the church office, 215-752-3200
NEW FAITH ACTS CLASSES:
Two new adult Faith Acts offerings are being offered Thursday evenings at 6:15 p.m. Both Classes begin March 14 and continue until April 11.
Across the Great Divide: Communicating with one another in divisive times.
We live in contentious times. Our politics are divisive, differences over cultural issues seem irresolvable, churches split over things big and small. What’s at stake can be very important, but our inability to communicate across our various divides makes the “common good” even more difficult to achieve. What does the Bible, with its strong insistence on non-negotiable truth, have to say about talking across the great divide? In this class we will listen as the Bible speaks to us and engage in conversations across some of our divides. Pastor Bill Teague will lead.
The Book of Acts
The last time Jesus’ disciples saw Him, He told them “…you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” (Acts 1:8 ESV) They probably couldn’t begin to imagine how that would play out in their lives and the lives of those around them! Fortunately for us, much of what happened next was recorded in the book of Acts. Join Holly Lazzaro to take an exciting journey through the book of Acts, specifically focusing on passages that show the unstoppable progress of the gospel, intelligent defense of the faith, and the potential of the church when empowered by the Holy Spirit. Taught by Holly Lazzaro
In the Book of Acts, Jesus instructs his disciples (based out of Jerusalem) to be his "witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” A common way to interpret this passage is that Christians are to become a witness in the local community, regionally, and to the ends of the Earth. The Youth Mission Week will focus on the Jerusalem, or home, aspect of this command. A church in Oneonta, NY is graciously hosting our group and helping us to identify meaningful service projects in the area to accompany our commitment to provide training in building gospel-focused relationships and building a deeper personal relationship with Christ.
In addition to service and training, our group will also enjoy a great time of team building through a kayaking trip, hiking, and games (both in the gym and of course board games).
Purpose of Youth Mission Week, 2019:
- To promote a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and equip students to more effectively and boldly share their faith with their family and friends.
- Grow in knowledge and depth of relationship with Christ.
- Learn to create intentional relationships with people you are in regular contact with that allow for the gospel to be shared.
- Build community through serving others in partnership with a local church, attending team building activities, and through group bible study and prayer time.
- Incorporate the truth of the scriptures into everyday life through reflecting on the Word of God, spending time in prayer both corporately and individually, and through personal journaling.
- This trip is being planned for June 24th – 29th.
- Fundraisers are scheduled; Pound Auction (May 2), Car Washes (April 13, May 11, June 8)
- Cost: $75 Family Contribution & $75 fundraising
- This trip is available for all high school students (students entering into the 9th grade and above).
- Informational Meeting on March 3rd @ 12:30pm in Fellowship Hall
- Applications are due by March 15th
More Information: Contact Tyler Stanhope
Our 2019 Guatemala Mission “Away” Team leaves for their week of service on the shores of Lake Atitlan on Saturday, January 26. They return home on Saturday, February 2. Our 14 North American team members will be joined by four members of our sister church in Brazil, making this a truly international International Mission Trip.
Away Team members will come alongside our Guatemalan partners as they serve in medical clinics, help construct simple homes, and provide children with games, grafts, and activities.
Members of the “Home” Team are critical to the success of Mission Trip. In addition to financial, supply, and relational support offered at each step of preparing for the trip, Home Team members are asked to pray for the Away team during their time in Guatemala and as they travel to and from Central America.
A Prayer Guide has been prepared to help Home Team members as they pray for the Away Team.
Thank you for your prayers!