Emmanuel Lutheran Church

Menominee - Michigan


2901 Thirteenth Street
Menominee, Michigan 49858
Office Phone: 906-863-3431
Email: mail@e-mmanuel.com

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School

Emmanuel’s VBS was held on July25-27.  Thirty-one children experienced “Camp Out…Getting S’more of Jesus” and learned that Jesus is the light of the world.  Along with awesome songs and skits, exciting Bible explorations, fun crafts, crazy games, and yummy snacks, we were treated to special camp visitors who taught the children about life in the woods and our natural world with engaging presentations and hands-on activities.  Menominee High School Fishing Team members Coleton Kotecki and Jason Janquart taught us about fishing and the different types of fish in our area, and what it takes to catch them.  Member of the Chappee Learning Center, John Helfert, taught us about the Menominee Tribal Nation and how God uses the natural world to provide for many of our needs.  Avid duck hunter, Robert Schreiner, taught us about the many different types of waterfowl in our area, where different species of ducks live, their migration patterns, and duck calls.  On the final day, firefighters Jake Burton, Steve Sanville, Jay Osterbert and their very special team member, Smokey the Bear, taught us about outdoor fire safety and prevention.

Our children also participated in a service project called “Kids Helping Kids” where they made “Cuddle Bears” for the children of Abundant Life Shelter and the Rainbow House.

A big thank you goes out to the following people for making this year’s VBS such a success!  Bible Exploration Leader:  Pastor Mark.  Skits:  Emma Laatsch. Crew Leaders:  Arikah Bellisle, Sylvia Blom, Delaney Johnson, Kendell Klatt, Cookie Kramer, Emma Laatsch.  Crew Helpers:  Kylie Chevalier, Alyssa Dura, Avery Johnson, Seth Johnson, and Sophia Walker.  Games:  Nancy McDonald, with helpers Landen Clausen and Keaton Uecke.  Snacks:  Bonnie Jackson and Pam Champagne.  Crafts:  Pat Brukardt and Barb Smith.  Planning team:  Marilyn Mouritsen, Judy Raygo, and Patti Treptow.