Sunday School News
Sunday School Meeting August 28 at 7 PM in The Social Room (Both Groups) (All Volunteers make every effort to attend)
Sunday School Opens September 10, 2017 at 10:00 am Ages 3yrs. old to Grade 6
Later this fall the Sunday School with a volunteer team of 4 are planning for a Reformation Event. We already have one volunteer but are in need of three more. Please consider volunteering to help out the Sunday School with this project. (There are special materials provided for the Reformation Event that came with the VBS Kits).
- submitted by Linda Grohn
Grace Lutheran Church Board of Christian Education VBS was held at Grace Lutheran July 10 to July 14.
The theme was: “In Jesus the Victory Is Won.” Thanks be to God , who gives us the Victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. (1st Corinthians vs 15 -57) The children studied Kings, battles, and God’s Victory for His purpose.
The lessons included the retelling of five Bible accounts:
God’s might tumbled Jerico’s wall (Joshua 6: 6-20).
God’s rescue of King Hezekia’s Kingdom (2Kings: 18-19).
King Josiah’s reading of God’s Word (2Kings 22: 1-23).
Our Saviors Triumph entry to Jeruselum (Luke19: 28-40).
Jesus Victory through His Death and Resurrection ( Luke 23: 1-24, 24:12)
During the week, the children learned that in Jesus, the Victory is won! They looked into God’s Holy Word, the Bible, to discover that Jesus is their Champion, Saviour and King. He fought and won the battle for them. He lived a perfect life, died to pay for their sins and rose triumphantly to give them Victory into eternity. Every lesson clearly distinguished between God’s Law and Gospel. The children learned of God’s will for their lives and how the law has been fulfilled for them in person by Jesus. At the center of every lesson is the Gospel of God’s gracious gift of Jesus the Saviour from Sin, Death and the Devil.
During the week, we opened VBS with a prayer, song and scripture reading of God’s word and a theme Video. The children enjoyed snacks, games and crafts, developing new relationships with other children. Each family received a Music CD with many songs to enjoy. We are planning on using some of the traditional hymns in our Sunday School.
We had 37 children registered. Eight of the children had not attended before.
Mission of the Week: Special Offerings go towards the Lutheran Hour Ministries in celebration of Reformation.
Offerings Totaled $179.00.
Friday we had a special Closing Program with song, prayers and a light lunch. A special fun feature on Friday was a Bouncy Castle. It was a great uplifting week.
Thank you to the Volunteers that helped in any way to make this years VBS successful.
During the week we had the 21 following volunteers helping with VBS. · Carole Baron · Tabitha Biel · Maureen Tiedemann · Lynn Giese · Brianna Sturzel · Christian Gibson · Linda Grohn · Shirley Hearty · Martha Feculak · Karen Krysa · Gerry Saunderson · Kim Goertzen · Nanny Chawish · Chigoa Jany · Nyakong Koryam · Nyagletni Jyet · Josh Kurtenbach · Andrea Boehm · Pastor Curtis Boehm · Ottilie Woytkiw · Corrine Yasinsky
In His Service,
VBS Coordinator Linda Grohn
Assistant VBS Coordinator Lynn Giese
Sunday School Mission Project - B.C .Mission Boat
Our Sunday School has chosen the B.C. Mission Boat Society to sponsor with our Sunday School offerings. We are hoping to host Jessica Pixner at the end of February 2017 who can share first-hand how the money is used and how trips are arranged into the B.C. coastal villages. Teams lead Vacation Bible Schools; interact with the local people doing crafts, cooking and sports; and develop relationships through service to Christ. Look for a display coming soon to the Sunday School bulletin board.
I am receiving monthly prayer request letters from Jessica which will be posted on the Sunday School bulletin board. Our Sunday School offerings will be sent to this mission effort. The morning Sunday School WILL NOT be receiving envelopes for the 2017 year.
- submitted by Maureen Tiedemann
Director of Education
Our Director of Education is Linda Grohn. She started working with Sunday Schools over 35 years ago when her daughter, Connie was a little girl.
Linda and her husband, Arnold, live outside of Westlock and travel into the city to attend Grace each week. Linda has assisted Lynn Giese with the coordination of our Vacation Bible School for the past several years. She is known for her attention to detail and excellent organizational skills. God bless Linda for her service to the Lord!
Sunday School Superintendent and Assistant
Lynn Giese has an assistant, Maureen Tiedemann, to share the workload of the superintendent. They have been working together to divide tasks, create task outlines and organize teaching material. They also meet with the afternoon Sunday School leaders to exchange ideas, explain the various methods of communication through the church bulletin, Grace Vine and emails and to discuss opportunities to integrate and support each other.