2017 Vacation Bible School June 27-30

Our 2017 Vacation Bible School was Tuesday through Friday, June 27-30.

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VBS Theme and Lessons: I Know Jesus Is My Answer

Theme Text: Psalm Matthew 7:7

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.

1. Spying Out The Land

Based on Numbers 13:1 - 14:45

Memory Verse: Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. NIV

2. A Boy Shepherd Is Made King
Based on 1st Samuel 16:1-23, 17:1-54

Memory Verse: Acts 10:34-35 Then Peter began to speak: "I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism but accepts men from every nation who fear him and do what is right. NIV

3. A Pharisee Changes His Mind
    Based on Acts 9:1-31, 22:1-21, Galatians 1:11-24
Memory Verse: Philippians 1:21 For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.NIV

4. The Great Victory
Based on John 20-21:18

Memory Verse: John 11:25 Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; NIV

All ages will enjoy this VBS, presented by Glenda and Mike Mann! The Gospel will be presented using puppets, stories, skits, "gospel magic", songs, games, and lots of balloons! At the closing program, the children will perform some songs they learned and there will be an extra special "magic" show (with the appearance of animal friends!). Each child will receive a gift bag following the closing program.

You may register your child early (call Mrs. Elliott at 913-636-4100 for forms) or come 15 minutes early to VBS and register then. VBS is free to all.  After the closing program we will take a voluntary love offering for Glenda and Mike.


2016 Family Vacation Bible School - "Beyond Imagination!"

2016 Family Vacation Bible School was Tuesday - Friday, June 28 - July 1, 6 - 8 p.m., with Glenda and Mike Mann. About 50 children participated. The theme was "Beyond Imagination" based on Ephesians 3:20 "He is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think."


2015 Family Vacation Bible School - "Take Faith to the Max"

Our 2015 "Family VBS" was Tuesday-Friday, June 23-26. We broke our record for attendance this year: 39 children Tuesday, 52 Wednesday, 49 Thursday, and over 50 for the closing, plus lots of adults every evening. Participating were St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran (NALC), Northmoor United Methodist Church, Missouri Micronesian Church, and Ebenezer Oromo Evangelical Church of KC.

Glenda and Mike presented the Gospel in a fun and exciting way with Bible lessons, skits, music, puppets, balloons and animal friends!

Here are our Take Faith To the Max Theme Bible Verses:

 Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.

Jonah Story: Psalm 86:5 For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive,  and abundant in mercy to all those who call upon You.

Naaman Story: 1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Armor of God Lesson: Ephesians 6:11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.

Paul and Silas in prison: John 5:24 "Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life.


2014 VBS - "Rock Solid"

2014 VBS
Theme: Being a Rock Solid Christian
Our 2014 Vacation Bible School, sponsored by St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran and Northmoor United Methodist Church, was Tuesday through Friday, June 24 - 27. Glenda and Mike Mann presented the gospel using puppets, illusions, skits, original music, and lots of balloons! Each of the first 3 nights, we served a light meal to everyone and had a simple craft project. Everyone had a great time learning new songs, bible stories, participating in skits, laughing at the puppets, and playing balloon volleyball. On Thursday evening, everyone received one of Glenda's wonderful balloon creations. The Closing Program was well attended and enjoyed by all, and each child received a goodie bag.

Daniel in the Lion's Den - Daniel Ch 6

Talking Donkey Numbers 22:2-25:18, Numbers 31:1-9
 Whosoever's House: Drama based on accepting Christ as the only source for a clean heart. Based on John 3:16  
DT 31:6 Be strong and courageous...For the Lord your God goes with you.

Romans 8:38-39 Nothing can separate us from the love of God in Jesus.

Romans 6:23 (NIV) For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

John 3:16 (NIV) For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever (whosoever) believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

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2013 St. Matthew's VBS - I Know Jesus is My Answer!

The theme of our 2013 VBS was: "I Know Jesus Is My Answer"
Theme Text: Matthew 7:7
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.


2012 and 2011 Vacation Bible School

2012 VBS

We had another fun and successful VBS June 25 - 28, 2012. The theme was "Beyond Imagination" based on Ephesians 3:20 "He is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think." The lessons were:Simon the Magician - Tricks or Truth, based on Acts 38:9-24;Samson - Temptation and Obedience, based on Judges 13-16; A Blind Man Healed - Seeing Truth, based on John 9:1-41;
The Prodigal Son - Unconditional Love and Forgiveness, based on Luke 15:11-32

2011 VBS

Our 2011 year's VBS was held June 27 - 30. The theme was "Take Faith to the Max!"

Performing a Song

Jonah and the Whale
Listening to a lesson

VBS is fun!


2010 Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School at St. Matthew's Evangelical was held the evenings of June 28 through July 1, 2010. The theme was "BEING A ROCK SOLID CHRISTIAN". VBS was again presented by Glenda and Mike Mann.

For the four evenings of our 2010 VBS, our attendance was 24, 25, 29, and 26. We were very pleased with the turnout and are grateful to everyone who helped with VBS. As always, everyone had a wonderful time at VBS! The church was filled with joy, music and laughter!

With the help of Glenda and Mike and their puppets Gertrude the Dog, Calypo the monkey, Billie, and Hector the Ostrich, the children learned lessons and songs and acted out skits about Daniel in the Lion's Den, Balaam and the talking donkey, and keeping our "Hearthouses" clean. Each day except Thursday a light meal was served. Crafts included making "talking donkey" puppets, and decorating the treat bags that were later filled with gifts and treats and taken home at the end of VBS. During the week, the children also got to take home some wonderful balloon creations made by Glenda.  Closing night was extra special as the children sang the songs they learned, and the magic show included the appearances of a live bunny and dove. Hector the Ostrich helped with one trick where it appeared he might lose his head! Then to top it off, one of the children got sawed in half (but he was successfully mended with a giant bandaid)!