Bursting through the Council doors to guitar and song, 170 young people and their sponsors paraded to the front to be commissioned to go out to three locations today to do service work. After staying over at Christ Chapel (formally St. Mark’s, San Marcos) last night, today the youth will spend the day working to benefit one of three agencies: the San Marcos Housing Authority, the Women’s Shelter, and the Greater San Marcos Youth Council. Projects will range from landscaping and grounds cleaning to building ramps and light construction/repairs.
In his commissioning, Bishop Reed explained to the young people that the entire Council has been working around the theme of “sowing the seeds” and said, “Your presence has made this Council that much more of a wonder and blessing. Thanks for doing the unnatural thing of getting up early to join us.” Reed then sent the youth out, telling them, “Go and have a lot of fun and go and be excellent for the Lord.”