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The 2016 St. Paul Lutheran Vacation Bible School Theme is Released, Luke 4:18-19 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor.  He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free, and that the time of the Lord’s favor has come.”   This camp is led by Riverside Day Camp Counselors and includes four jam-packed days of age-appropriate Bible study, exciting worship, fun skits, activities, singing, crafts and a creative curriculum.

Children entering first-sixth grade will participate in the 9 a.m.-2 p.m. program.  You’ll need to provide a sack lunch for your child, but all snacks will be provided.

Our entering Pre-K and Kindergarten kids will participate in a shorter program from 9 a.m.-noon.  No lunch is needed and snacks will be provided.  All children must be potty-trained.

Join us for the closing ceremony on Thursday evening Aug. 11 when the kids show off their talents with a performance full of singing and dancing!

We are SO EXCITED for VBS and we really hope your children can make it!   If you have junior high/high school children who would like to volunteer to help out at this event please let Courtney Keiser know at courtney.keiser@gmail.com or enter it into the area devoted to that on the sign up link!!    Click here to register!

Join us for our SUMMER events!

All of our upcoming summer events at St. Paul are scheduled!  Here are the dates, times and information on how to register!  Can’t wait to see the kiddos there!   I will publicize and open these events to the public starting next week, so please send me an email to register ASAP!  

Our kids will once again have the privilege to work with Sue Brakhane and Jim Nelson in the children’s garden on Sunday, May 22 from 9-10:20!  Please send your kids in clothes that are ok to get dirty!  To sign up for this event, please send an email to courtney.keiser@gmail.com with your kids’ names and ages and I’ll put them on the list!   This event is free and open to ages three and up!

A kids’ cooking class with Heidi Boyd (from Heidi’s Kitchen) is scheduled for Sunday, June 5 from 1-3 p.m.  The kids will learn to work as a team to create and perfect one of Heidi’s favorite kid-friendly recipes!  Each child will bring home a treat that they helped create!  This event is $5 per child and can be paid at the door the day of the event.  To sign up please send an email to courtney.keiser@gmail.com with your kids’ names and ages and I’ll put them on the list.  This event is open to 4 year old pre-k through sixth grade!  We would LOVE as many junior high and youth group helpers that we can get at this event (Contact Courtney).   If you are willing to donate toward the cost of ingredients, also contact Courtney.

Kristy Hoefing will lead a Kool-Aid and Canvas class on Sunday, July 10 from 1-3 p.m.   Each child will create their very own masterpiece to bring home!  This event is $7 per child and can be paid at the door the day of the event.  To sign up please send an email to courtney.keiser@gmail.com with your kids’ names and ages and I’ll put them on the list.  This event is open to incoming kindergarteners through sixth grade!  We would LOVE junior high and youth group helpers at this event (Contact Courtney).   If you are willing to donate toward the cost of supplies, also contact Courtney.

Don’t forget to sign up for the Parents’ Night Out May 14 from 5-8 p.m!  Bring your kids to St. Paul Lutheran Church and we’ll keep ’em busy with dinner, games, crafts, and fun…while you enjoy some time to yourself! Cost is only $5 per child. Please register at www.surveymonkey.com/r/DYDVKRY
Please remember to follow the survey monkey link to register for this event. You may also email courtney.keiser@gmail.com in lieu of survey monkey if needed (this registration is so we can have an accurate child count). When we are full, we will alert you that we have closed the registration. If too few register, we will let you know that the event will be cancelled.

Soon, I’ll include all the information to register for Vacation Bible School.  For now, mark your calendars for August 8-11!!! 

 

God Squad Raised $305!

We had such a great time on Sunday at the end of the year party!  The bounce house, bubbles and temporary tattoos were a big hit….but, so was the massive soccer game the kids had going!  It was impressive!  Thanks to everyone who came out and to those who donated food and helped out!

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As promised, our God Squad kids fulfilled their end of the year charity project this past Wednesday.  Both classes raised a combined total of $305 in spare change!  RoxAnn and Liz’s class allocated their funds to the ELCA Good Gifts Project and “Animals Of God’s Global Barnyard To End World Hunger.”   The kids had so much fun constructing their barn banks, and they were so responsible to remember to bring them back in with their change!

Tom’s class used their funds to purchase items for the middle school’s PAW Pantry!  The storm warning made the Fareway trip a little shorter than planned, so I wasn’t able to get a photo of the kids shopping….but wow, look at everything they bought to donate!

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I know Tom, RoxAnn and Liz are very proud of the kids’ efforts!  Thank you also to the parents for helping gather the spare change (or supplying it..ha!)  I delivered the items to the Paw Pantry today and they were very appreciative!  Most of the non-food items are gone within a day, so the need is really there!

A couple announcements:  Don’t forget to sign up for Parents’ Night Out on May 14th from 5-8 p.m. Take some time to yourself and bring the kids to church! Courtney, Nate and our youth volunteers will have dinner, snacks, games and various faith-based activities to keep the kids busy! The cost is $5 per child with proceeds to benefit our children/youth programming. If your child attends Nate’s youth group on Wednesdays, they have volunteered to help with this event–therefore there is no charge for them (please let me know if your youth student cannot make it). Nursery volunteers are needed for this event, please let Courtney know if you’re interested in helping. IMPORTANT:  If you are interested in sending your kids to this event please sign up soon. If too few sign up, the event will be cancelled. Click here to sign up.

Our kids will once again have the privilege to work with Sue Brakhane and Jim Nelson in the children’s garden on Sunday, May 22 from 9-10:20 so mark your calendars for this event!  Please send your kids in clothes that are ok to get dirty!

The sign up link for our summer cooking event and Kool-Aid and canvas event will be available this upcoming week!  Stay tuned!

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