- Written by Pastor Shawn Nettleton Pastor Shawn Nettleton
- Created: June 20 2019 June 20 2019
"And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good." (Genesis 1:31) God's creation was indeed very good! In fact, everything made from His divine craftsmanship was perfect! But it didn't take long for perfection to be broken and marred by sin.
Talking about God's good and perfect creation with children, it doesn't take them long to figure out something went wrong, very wrong. Thankfully, God had a plan and it wasn't plan B. He knew His good creation would be broken by sin and He was ready to come and fix it, redeem it, save it and make it completely new and perfect again! The name of God's plan of was and is Jesus Christ, Son of God and Son of man.
We had a great week of Vacation Bible School! Nearly sixty children joined us over the week as we focused on God's miraculous mission to save the world and us from sin, death and the devil!
Our VBS mission project this year was to support the Vanderhyde family as Ben serves his two-year vicarage in Sri Lanka as a missionary at large. Some of the children remembered Ben from his summer internship here at Saint John's, where he led Bible challenge during our VBS. The response was amazing as children brought in their daily offerings, giving nearly $350 to support the Vanderhydes and their mission work!
It takes a village to pull off a week long VBS for over sixty children.Thank you to everyone who donated various items and to everyone who volunteered their time and energy to plan, decorate, teach, organize and lead a fantastic week of VBS!
Serving with you in Christ,
Rev. Shawn Nettleton is Senior Pastor at Saint John’s Lutheran Church. You can reach him in the church office, by email at nettleton@StJohnsFC.org or at 970-305-2420.