Once again here is:
VBS by the Numbers
74 – The total number of kids who came to at least one night of VBS this year! (Last year – 52)
28 – The number of kids who came all five nights of VBS.
60 – The number of kids who do not regularly attend Ebenezer. Wow!
45+ - The number of volunteers during VBS week. Thank you to everyone who helped
491 – The number of dollars given for our VBS Missions project. Thank you! The pediatric nurses at Wellspan Ephrata are so excited to restock the play room.
0 – The number of nights Pastor Scott lost his voice during the opening. I did better this year!
2 – The number of kids who refused to go on their family vacation until VBS was over (true story).
3 – The number of churches that are going to use our VBS decorations. We are passing them along to Grace Community Church in Willow Street, and they are planning to give them to another church that does VBS after them.
5 – The number of nights of with no injuries or illnesses. THANK YOU LORD!
90+ - The approximate number of “people hours” that it took to create and hang all the church decorations for VBS. Thank you to everyone who helped!
2 – The number of confused children who asked if Fred Quigley actually caught some fish from the Conestoga River to put on the pizza.
Here’s what’s happening:
1. VBS Clean Up – Thursday Night at 6:30 pm. Many hands will help make the work light!
2. Ministry Council Meeting this Monday (6/24) at 6:30 pm at the church.
3. Next Sunday (6/30) is a Communion Sunday.
4. We collected $907 at the auction during the church picnic. Thank you! We will be using those funds to paint the church belfry. It has not yet been determined if we have bats in our belfry, but we are going to find out!
5. Last Sunday we handed out official Ebenezer Church keychain carabiners for everyone. If you did not get one and would like one just see me.
This Sunday we are continuing our Distorted sermon series by studying a verse that is often quoted when someone is going through a time of trouble – Romans 8:28. What did Paul mean when he wrote that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him? We’ll discuss who that promises is meant for and just what God considers to be good.
Hope to see you on Sunday,