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 July 26th-28th and was a huge success!  Our children experienced “Pets Unleashed” and learned that “Jesus Cares ‘fur’ you”!  Throughout the week, we had pet visitors that included Olive the parakeet, Fred the pet rat, dogs from the Menominee Animal Shelter, Molly the therapy dog, Oscar the mini horse, Rudy the reader dog, and Avery the canine officer of the Menominee Sheriff’s Department.  Through music, skits, Bible adventures, crafts, games, and snacks, our children learned that God cares for us and how we can care for others, including our pets!  Our children also engaged in a service project called “Kids Helping Pets” where they made dog and cat toys.  These toys were then presented to the Menominee Animal Shelter. On our final day, our VBS children and their families enjoyed a lunch and a presentation by Sgt. Tina Nast of the Menominee Sheriff Department and her drug dog, Avery.

A big thank you goes out to the following people for making this year’s VBS such a success!

fishMusic Leader:  Amber Raygo
Bible Adventure Leader:  Pastor Mark
Crew Leaders:  Cookie Kramer, Kendell Klatt, Arikah Bellisle, Olivia Anderson, Mandy Mellinger, Lexi Nast, Sylvia Blom
Crew Helpers:  Ashlee Erickson, Gabe Shaw, Avery Johnson, Marisa Camps, Emma Laatsch, Autumn Erickson, Seth Johnson, Delaney Johnson, Emma Aichner, Kyle Anderson, and Lauren Clausen
Game Helpers:  Landen Clausen and Matt Nowack
dogSnack Leaders:  Bonnie Jackson, Pam Champagne, and John Helfert
Game Leader:  Nancy McDonald
Craft Leaders:  Betty Kohrt and Greta Hodge
Special Helpers:  Christa Holmstead, Karen Gentz, Mary Kveton, Becky Heidbrier, Gary Marineau, and Judy Seglund
Planning Team:  Marilyn Mouritsen, Judy Raygo, and Patti Treptow