Vacation Bible School

Monday, July 15 – Friday, July 19          5:30 – 7:30 PM

Note Location:  St John Ev. Lutheran Church

1104 E. Third Street, Merrill, WI

To register: please call Sharon Jaeger at 715-536-3319 or Jessica Koehler at 715-536-6779.

Work, Worship, and FUN!

This year’s VBS Materials cover the Apostles’ Creed. It simply expresses what we, as Christians believe about God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

This curriculum is specifically designed to highlight the knowledge and enthusiasm for God’s Word. We hope this curriculum will help both the young and the young at heart to bring the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ to the families of our congregation and community. In order that this focus might be made clear throughout the VBS week, we have the following objectives:

  • Teach how different Bible stories all point to the Christ, and that all Scripture is built on the foundation of Jesus’ suffering and death upon the cross for us.
  • Help understand our sinful condition and actions, which require a Savior if we are not to be lost forever.
  • Proclaim how God sent His Son to be our Savior, to suffer and die in our place that we might receive forgiveness of sins, eternal life, and salvation.
  • Show how this gift changes the lives of all how receive it, that those who believe in Jesus not only are saved but are also called into the body of Christ to live with and serve others and even to suffer in the name of Jesus in this world.

There are many points to balance in a successful, Christ-centered Vacation Bible School. An important part of the VBS mission and success comes from making this a week of work, worship and fun.  Setting apart work from play eliminates significant opportunities for learning and fun, so we attempt for the best balance of the three. The best way to balance VBS between “Vacation” and “School” is to keep “Bible” right in the center!