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VBS 2022

This year our Vacation Bible School was all about “Making Waves with God”!

It was certainly a wet and wild blast! All of our kiddos loved spending time together learning about how our God makes waves throughout our lives. Each day we spent some time talking about stories in the bible that deal with water. we witnessed the creation of the world, the story of Moses, Jesus walking on water, the disciple Paul’s shipwreck, and Jesus washing the apostle’s feet. We experienced fun interactive sensory rooms: meeting Noah’s wife Na’amah (Mary Whitledge) and learning about the ark, walking along the path of the Exodus with Moses, setting sail with Jesus through a huge storm, and traveling across the sea in the belly of a whale with Jonah (Male parts played by Colin Smet)! Of course, VBS would not be complete without awesome themed snacks, crafts, games, and songs with our live VBS band! To finish our wild week, we had a cookout filled with potluck food, inflatables, songs, water games, and a whole bunch of fun! The Youth and Ed Committee would like to give a HUGE thank you to everyone who helped make this VBS possible! Whether you helped with puppets, snacks, games, played in the band, helped make our Bible friends come to life, or donated your time and other talents, thank you, thank you, thank you! Together, we’re are making waves with God and bringing joy to our community! 

“ lFrom shopping carts, to vehicles, to the Communion Rail, and, ultimately, to those needing food support …

Our Lenten Ton of Food for a Ton of Good discipline is in full swing.  Thank you to all of our generous donors and to our partner distributing organization, the Midwest Food Bank!

Keep those donations flowing, either in food or financial.  All assistance is appreciated at all levels.

 Midwest Food Bank’s most-needed items currently include:

• Canned fruits and vegetables
• Canned meats (tuna, chicken, Spam, etc.)
• Soups
• Boxed meals (mac and cheese, Hamburger Helper, etc.)
• Canned meals (ravioli, chili, etc.)
• Peanut butter (no glass jars, please)”

TAPS Donations

All God’s Creation is deserving of care and love. We thank all who supported our Fur Baby Christmas ministry and special thanks to the very special lead volunteer who organizes the effort!

TAPS Pekin, IL

De04tceum5bfer i315l, 27021 76rea88t 12:52a PMda  · Thank you to Grace and Peace Lutheran Church for doing a supply drive for TAPS. In addition to the pictured supplies, they raised $683.38. The $0.38 was from a very sweet 5-year-old boy that wanted to contribute. Thank you to his parents for showing him the importance of giving back! We couldn’t do our work without you!