Vacation Bible School 2013 is just about over. We have spent this week at St. Paul's with over 100 children, many, many teachers and helpers and the Word of God. The theme is "Tell it on the Mountain": Jesus Christ is Lord!" It has been a good VBS. The lessons were strong, the music was great, the crafts (designed by our director) were fun and the games were exciting. We will have our closing service tonight (Thursday, June 20) at 6:30 p.m. It is a chance for moms and dads, grandmas and grandpas to come and hear the children sing out the songs they have been hearing all week when the kids comes home. It is also the chance for the families to hear the children "Tell It!" They will tell the good news that Jesus Christ is Lord.
At the same time we have our youth getting ready for the National Lutheran Youth Gathering in San Antonio, TX on July 1-5. There is a little over a week till they leave to join 25,000 other Lutheran youth in a spiritually uplifting event that will feed their faith through Word and Sacrament. It is an exciting time. I know that I am looking forward to going to the Gathering, not as a participant but as a volunteer worker, a Community Life Builder. Penny and I are excited that we were selected again to serve in this capacity. We will reconnect with folks we get to see every 3 years at the Gathering and also have the opportunity to help out the adults and youth in our hotel and in the areas that we are to work.
I will be writing during the Gathering to keep you up to date on what is going on - hopefully I will have Internet access and the time to do a daily blog. We'll have to see when we get down there.
So Go! Tell the Good News that Jesus Christ is Lord!