Today at Cobblestone could only have been better if God had suspended the caloric content of Krispy Kreme donuts for the day! Our 10 a.m. celebration was the VBS Kids' Worship Celebration, and what a beautiful hour it was!
Under Cover led another dynamic worship set, helped in part by the VBS students singing on "How Great is Our God" and "Mighty to Save."
The kids returned to the stage for two more songs they learned at VBS, "I Know the Plans I Have for You" and "You Are the One True God." They charmed and blessed everyone in the place.
Our Director of Children's Ministry, Shena Ashcraft, shared a brief recap of the week, announcing that more than 115 kids had been served and taught during Cobblestone's first ever vacation Bible school! She added that 58 volunteers played a part in the success and blessing of the week.
Following an exciting video of the week's fun, Pastor John Johnson, otherwise known as Joseph (or his Egyptian name, Zaphenath-Paneah) recapped the lessons from the Bible (below):
I can't begin to describe how proud and grateful I am of the job Shena (and her husband Shawn) and all the volunteers did in our VBS. It's such a blessing that the first Cobblestone VBS turns out to have been far and away the best one I've ever been a part of--and I've been a part of many good ones.
In our 11:30 celebration, we offered a service dedicated to the celebration of communion, and I talked about the parallels between the place called Gethsemane (Gat Shemanim in Hebrew) and the Passion of the Lord. It provided (even for me) a fresh perspective on the Passion.
Tonight we will return to The Loft for "The Third," our new Sunday evening worship experience, with singing led by Con Brio and teaching by our youth pastor, Andrew Holzworth.
Next week we return to the series, "How to Survive the End of the World," and I'm so excited to teach on Revelation 4 and 5, "The Last Word on Worship." It's gonna be a blast!