Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
– Matthew 19:14

St. Paul’s Vacation Bible School is held each July and we eagerly anticipate sharing the Gospel, the giggles, and the great music every year!

The theme for 2018 is “Shipwrecked:  Rescued by Jesus” and will be held July 16-20 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. each day. Beth Jungmeyer is serving as coordinator with support from the VBS Planning Committee of Kelly Hall, Patricia Inglish, Sara Turner, Diane Weicken, Marie Wickham and Pastor Kopper. We are also blessed with helping hands from many volunteers! We are always happy to have help from teenagers, busy moms and dads, retired grandparents and any others who are able to pitch in. With an average attendance of 60 children each day, we cannot have a successful week without volunteers!

During our Shipwreck Vacation Bible School, children will hear that Jesus cares about each of them personally and rescues us from life’s toughest circumstances.  We will celebrate that Jesus’ loving care touches lives, changes hearts and draws kids and adults closer to Him.  The children at  Shipwreck VBS will enjoy large-group Castaway Sing and Pray openings and Sail Away Sendoff closings each day.  Smaller group rotations will take our Shipwreck crews to Bible Discovery, KidVid Cinema, Tropical Treats, Ship Rec Games, and Imagination Station. On the final day of VBS, parents, grandparents and all members of the church are invited to the closing Sail Away Sendoff Program including lunch.

This year we will collect offerings each day for a special “rescue” need at St. Paul’s Church and St. Paul’s Child Care Center.  Our VBS offering will be combined with funding from the church and daycare to purchase an AED (automated external defibrillator).  This is recommended by Fire Departments and other Public Safety organizations as lifesaving equipment where groups gather regularly.  The rural fire department will pay a visit to our VBS to demonstrate the use of AEDs and talk about how they can be used to rescue someone.  We hope to be able to purchase this lifesaving AED as soon as possible!

At St. Paul’s, we know that the children are our future and sincerely enjoy watching them learn about Jesus. As we plan for another wonderful experience this summer, we are always looking for adult volunteers to decorate, teach, cook, make crafts, play games, tell Bible stories, and share their musical talents during Vacation Bible School. Older youth and teens are also a huge asset as they assist teachers and help with activities. We are also happy to accept monetary donations that go toward purchasing craft items, snacks and teacher supplies. If you would like to help with Vacation Bible School in any capacity, please contact the church office at or (573) 796-2735. Most of all, we appreciate your prayers as we try to provide the children of our church and the surrounding community with a powerful witness to the love of Jesus!

If you know a child who would like to attend “Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus!” VBS this year, please download the Registration Form below or contact the church office!

2018 Registration Form