March 7, 2020
These daffodils may not look like all that much from this one photo, but there continue to be lots of expressions of surprise and wonder at All Saint Lutheran Church, Lilburn, GA, as the flowers began to bloom. This portion of the 2,000 bulbs planted last fall along 722 Rockbridge SW create a natural welcome sign for those passing by.
A variety of civic groups utilize All Saints for weekly meetings, including AA, OA, NA, Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts. These groups, along with church volunteers, planted the many bulbs to promote team work, fellowship, and a shared sense of identity. On the day of planting, all volunteers were asked to plant in honor of family and friends they have lost to cancer, traffic accidents, violence, aging, etc. In this way, all began to realize it is not only a meeting place they share, but that joys and sorrows are common to all people. Additionally, scout groups learned a bit about gardening, and now have something bright to look forward to every spring as they return to All Saints Lutheran Church.
Rev. Kim A. Stover