August 2017 Pastor’s Blog
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; that I know very well. – Psalm 139:14
During our week of Vacation Bible School in July, Reformation welcomed over 70 children to be a part of this year’s program! Throughout our incredible week of learning, signing, and serving, we were reminded of how we have been created by God and made to be exactly who we are!
At our Mission Site, our students boxed up 120 art kits for the children served by the Lutheran Settlement House through the Jane Addams Place in West Philadelphia. The art kits included paint, brushes, pens, pencils, crayons, glue, scissors, markers, molding dough, and paper. Each kit also contained a card made by our VBS students telling the child who received the kit that they are loved by God. Each night an offering was collected to purchase backpacks for those same children served by LSH. At the end of the week we were able to donate over $2,000 to LSH (which included a match from our Holiday Offering Fund).
This wonderful week was made a success by all the wonderful, dedicated Reformation members who gave their time, talent, and energy into welcoming these children and showing them God’s incredible love. Each night the enthusiasm of our youth and adult leaders to welcome, play, teach, sing and dance alongside of these children brought the message of God’s abiding love to life!
The week was truly a time when, together, we lived our mission to invite all people, serve our neighbors, and build a living faith!
Pastor Alina Gayeuski