On Saturday morning, Bishop David Reed, commissioned the youth of the diocese, who gathered for the sixth annual Youth in Action event, to go out into the city and work in the name of God.
“Now go in peace to love and serve the Lord… now go on!” said Reed, after offering prayers for the group.
Approximately 100 young people gathered at St. Mark’s, San Marcos, on Friday evening for worship and a night of fun and games, and, most likely, little sleep. The youth and sponsors arose early Saturday to be on the Council floor for the commissioning at 9:00 a.m. The youth entered to a standing ovation and many high-fives. Following the commissioning, the group headed out to partner with the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity.
The work day will include landscaping, clearing property, construction, and assisting at the ReStore for Habitat for Humanity. At the conclusion of the “Day in Partnership with Habitat for Humanity,” the young people will return to St. Mark’s for another evening of fellowship, followed by Sunday morning worship at the church.