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10/09/2007

Eagle Scout Project

Our own Boy Scout Troop 226 has been working in Woodbine lately on St. Mark's Episcopal Church. The work has been led by David Warden who is repainting that historic church for his Eagle Scout Project. The project completed for Boy Scouting's highest rank is to be a significant piece of work completed under the leadership of the Eagle candidate, who leads a group of volunteers in a task that is in service to the community. As an Eagle Scout, I know the value of the project to the scout as well as the community.

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Cleaning the Steeple
I am particularly pleased to see the project helping St. Marks. Members of that church joined with members of Christ Church in St. Marys to hold a welcome service for me and my family on June 4, 2000; my first week of work as a church planter here in Camden County. Individuals in the church have also been helpful to King of Peace and additionally, they are one of the 70 other churches who, as a diocese, bought the land for King of Peace, paid my salary for our first five years, and provided other financial assistance, without which there would be no King of Peace.

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DavidLandscaping
Clearing around thebuilding
I should also note, that members of St. Marks have also worked alongside the scouts in working on their church.

While it would be appropriate for scouts at King of Peace's troop to assist any church of any denomination, and I hope we can do that too one day, I am happy to see St. Marks looking so well cared for and I am thankful to David for taking on leadership of this project.

peace,
Frank+
The Rev. Frank Logue, Pastor

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6 Comments:

  • At 10/09/2007 7:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    It's wonderful to see our youth outside painting the church rather than sitting inside playing video games!

    The boys did a wonderful job and the church looks great!!!! Is that MY son way up there lying on that ladder?!?!"

    My heart just stopped for a moment... :)

     
  • At 10/09/2007 4:57 PM, Blogger November In My Soul said…

    I wondered what all that commotion was. The church building looks a lot better.

     
  • At 10/09/2007 9:39 PM, Anonymous David Warden said…

    Just to let everyone know, we're not quite done yet. We will begin working again Saturday at 10:00-ish until whenever we are done.

    Please bring brushes and rollers for painting if you come out to help.

    Oh, and thanks for all the support from the church, troop, and everybody else.

     
  • At 10/10/2007 5:53 PM, Anonymous Linda+ said…

    St. Mark's is looking great! I am thrilled that the Eagle Scout project is working out. The church is a jewel in Woodbine.

     
  • At 10/15/2007 12:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Update: The project is finished except for the eaves of the rear gable on the sanctuary and the back of the steeple.

    Thanks to everybody!

     
  • At 11/03/2007 8:46 PM, Blogger Donna said…

    I'm so proud of my great nephew David and his family. This is our wonderful youth of today and I'm proud of them. Keep up the good work. You must all feel so excited sitting back and looking at the results of your efforts. I know how proud your Granddad Warden must be. Continue to grow and prosper in your love of God.
    Love, Auntie Donna

     

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