The first week of August
was a hot one, indeed, but not too hot for
everyone to enjoy another wonderful session of
Vacation Bible School! Vacation Bible School was
held at the Elias Lutheran Church the week of
August 1 - 6 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm each evening.
Pre-schoolers through Grades 5 & 6 attended
classes to learn about God's Word. The theme for
this year's curriculum was "Son Games." Son Games
provided a background for the children to
understand the upcoming Olympics and how the
athletes used the power of prayer to help them
through the Olympics Games.
Each evening opened with a
group music session. Then each class individually
enjoyed their classroom Bible studies. Each group
also enjoyed making a different craft each
evening, followed by a snack, and learning a new
Parents were invited to
attend the closing program on Friday evening. The
children paraded in together and sang group songs
they had learned that week. Then each class sang
their own song or participated in a group skit.
The teachers and assistants were also presented
with a gift that was hand-made by the children in
their class (a tote bag that had each child's name
and decoration on the front). Sue Allen also
received a special bouquet of flowers to thank her
for many years of providing wonderful music
leadership for Vacation Bible School. The evening
concluded with refreshments provided by all the
churches in the area.