Wednesday, February 05 2020
Monday evening, Brian and I were invited to meet with Scout Troop 2000. Johns Creek Presbyterian Church members Steve Simpson and Rick Zellmer represented Troop 2000. Steve began the presentation by reminding the scouts and their leaders of the history of Johns Creek Presbyterian Church. Steve noted that we had just celebrated our 25th anniversary as a church. He also talked about the long relationship this church has had supporting our scouts. Steve then presented a check in the amount of $2500 to Johns Creek Presbyterian Church from Troop 2000 in celebration of the 25th anniversary of our church. Steve said the amount represented $100 for every year the church had been in existence.
Brian and I accepted the check on behalf of Johns Creek Presbyterian Church. We thanked the scouts for their generous gift. We told them how important the scouts were as ministry partners making a difference in our community. I also mentioned to them that the total of $2500 had another significance. I shared with them that last fall we counted how many lives were touched on a weekly basis during the school year by the partnership ministries of Johns Creek Presbyterian Church. I told them that the number we had come up with was 2300 -- which was very close to the 2500 dollars given by the scouts to our church.
I then told them that because of their generous gift, we will be able to better support all of our ministry partners as together we continue to make a difference in Johns Creek. I wish everyone could have been there, both to receive that generous gift and to see our Great Hall filled with scouts and their leaders. Not only are we shaping leaders for the future, we are providing the opportunity for community and service in the present. This Sunday is Scout Sunday. We will be recognizing all of our scout troops in the worship service. I hope you will make a special effort to be here to show your support for these fine young people, their families, and their leaders.
Prayer for Today
Gracious God, help us to join together and to make a difference in our community and throughout your world. In the strong name of Christ we pray. Amen.