Community VBS offers public to join the “Food Truck Party”

Thursday, August 4, 2022
Christ Lutheran Christ will be hosting a Community Vacation Bible School this year on Friday, August 12 from 5:30-8:00 p.m., and Saturday, August 13 from 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., with a Food Truck Party open to the community afterwards. Pictured above, children enjoying VBS from past years.
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Christ Lutheran Church in Remsen is getting ready for their Community Vacation Bible School (VBS), open for anyone that would like to come from four-years-old through fourth grade. This year’s dates are August 12 and 13.

The theme this year will be “Food Truck Party, on a roll with God”. Shelly Thomson, one of the many volunteers for the Community VBS, stated, “We will be concentrating on the prayer, ‘Give us this day our daily bread’, and the different meanings of that prayer.”

This year’s VBS will be a little different than in past years. Shelly stated, “For the first time, we are trying something a little different with VBS as it will only be two days. We are going to go Friday and Saturday, August 12 and 13. We are going to start it Friday night at 5:30 p.m. for registration. This year we will not be doing supper that first day. Normally every year we have served supper, but we are going to have a very short schedule Friday from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. Then on Saturday morning, we are going to start off at 8:30 a.m. and serve some breakfast. On Saturday, we are going to go until 3:00 p.m.”

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As a special treat, food trucks will come into Remsen at the end of VBS and be open to the community to take part in for some family fun. Shelly stated, “At 3:00 p.m. on that Saturday, we are going to have food trucks roll into Remsen. They are going to be on the north side of our church between our church and St. Paul. There will be family games and picnic tables to sit and enjoy your meal. The food trucks will be open to the entire community. We encourage the community to join us as we are trying out something new that is fun and different by bringing food trucks into town. The food trucks will start serving at 3:00 p.m., and we are anticipating that we will have two different trucks with a wide variety of menus there for you and your family to take part in.”

Christ Lutheran is excited to offer this Community VBS again this year. Shelly explained, “We're really excited about this outreach opportunity in the community. There is so much need in our society and our children get flushed with so many bad messages on TV and social media that this is a good opportunity to share something positive with them, and what's more positive than the Lord. This is a community event. We encourage everybody to take part in this.”

To preregister, give the church a call and leave a message at 786-2225.

Volunteers are also needed to make this VBS another success, “As always, we're looking for volunteers. Again, please call the church. We are looking for people to assist with the process. If you would like to be crew leaders, assist with one of the stations, help decorate, we have all sorts of opportunities to volunteer,” stated Shelly.

So mark your calendars for Community VBS on Friday, August 12 from 5:30-8:00 p.m., and Saturday, August 13 from 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., with a Food Truck Party open to the community afterwards.