St. James, Lancaster, and St. Thomas, Lancaster, held a joint VBS June 8-12 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church.
Over thirty young campers read from Genesis and reflected on their call to care for God’s Creation. They explored Lancaster Central Park and its Environmental Center and weeded their native plant beds, learned the importance of wetlands, released a turtle back into its natural habitat, found raccoon prints, walnuts chewed by flying squirrels, and freshwater clam shells.
During the week of friends, sun and service the energetic campers listened to the story of Jesus washing the feet of his disciples followed by a discussion and journaling at St. Thomas. They enjoyed lots of fresh air as they weeded the labyrinth at St. Thomas, played icebreaker games, basketball and four square. Busy campers went home every day - tired but happy from building community for the future!