Last summer with our Mighty Fortress we all learned about our great defender, Jesus Christ. Next summer we will be discovering that Jesus is by our side on life's wild ride with Splash Canyon
To READ about LAST YEAR'S VBS or to SEE Photos .. keep scrolling DOWN...
but wait til you read about what's to happen during 2018 VBS!!
With the exciting Splash Canyon, children, and our parish alike, can look forward to many new Catholic verses, songs, and activities all with a river-adventures theme.
The lessons all center around biblical waters: Baby Moses is rescued from the Nile River, Jesus is baptized in the Jordan River, Paul is shipwrecked in the Mediterranean Sea, and more. Splash Canyon features more music styles including rock, country, gospel, blues, reggae and hip-hop which will get children moving. Along with the new music genres, song action videos will include sign language movements to accompany the words to help children learn Bible memory verses. The key Bible verse is 2 Corinthians 1:20, “For all the promises of God find their Yes in him.” Life is full of thrills and spills; we may not know what’s around the bend, but God does! At Splash Canyon, kids discover that, on life’s wild ride, Jesus is by our side.
Join us in June, as a volunteer as well as with your child, as we enjoy this wild adventure!
In Jesus the Victory is Won!!
The MIGHT FORTRESS at St.Leo's was indeed Mighty! All because of God's great glory and our wonderful volunteers!! Please, if you see any of these AWESOME dispicles out and about THANK them for sharing their time, talents and faith with our Lil Leo's during this week! Down below you will find photos for each day, a video of the singing portion of our closing program and also our grand total for our Coins for a Cause service project. But before you check that out, we need to acknowledge our dedicated disciples:
Guiding our Lil Leo's: Brin Rathjen Regan Dimmitt Daniel Rendon Hunter Fogel Ryan Sodomka Aiden Perales Cassie Lozano Sydney Fisher Ayden Encinger Hope Bonner Alice McDonald Trevyn Keene Kylee Sodomka Ryanne Weiss
Photographer & Security: Kyla Stauffer
Leading the Sessions: Bible Stories: Tracy Keenportz & Ryan Podany aides: Katie Springer & Matt Kalson Saints Scripture & Prayer: Ashley Hilger Crafts: Julie Encinger & Melinda Stauffer aides: Kaylee Tagel & Emily Krupicka Games: Jenny Golka aides: Mia Golka, Bo Peirce & Kahlan Hooper Music: Sarah Nedrig aides: Alex Rendon, Lydia Koubek & Makenna Miller Snacks: Christine Ramsel, Bev Clemans & Lacey Bonner Bible Fun: Sami Gearhart, Jenna Banzhaf, Hannah Bonner and Rhonda Riha
The Squire (Rita Hemmer's "cousin") and Maid Marian (Jodi) thank all that helped with donations of items, as well as the prayers, for this most successful and mighty adventure!
A HUGE THANK YOU to those that helped decorate: Aiden Perales, Regan Dimmitt, Kyla Stauffer, Blake Vaught, Lydia Koubek,Tracy & Brent Keenportz, Ashley Hilger, Jenny & Mia Golka, Ryan & Kylee Sodomka, Emily Krupicka, Brin & Kevin Rathjen, Steve Stauffer and Rita & Eryn Hemmer AND those that helped un-decorate: Ashley Hilger, Tracy Keenportz, Alex & Daniel Rendon, Alice McDonald, Ryan Sodomka, Regan Dimmitt, Steve & Kyla Stauffer, Jenny Golka and Rita Hemmer. THANK YOU so much for all that you do, did and are!!!
Now onto the photos:
The Video of the Performance
Coins for a Cause 2017 *~Service project~* The kids collected change everyday during VBS for the Central Nebraska Humane Society - Tuesday : Pennies ($19.76), Wednesday: Nickels ($25.55) Thursday: Dimes ($57.40), Friday: Quarters ($67.5)
For a Grand Total of $170.21
Way to go Lil Leo's!
in case you missed them*..Newsletters from the Week .. *each day is different