The people of Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Hickory recently presented the Hickory Police Department with a giant card of appreciation that was signed by vacation Bible school participants, some smaller cards and pictures, and watermelon. The watermelon was provided by the church’s hospitality committee.
Penny Lineberger told the police department about Mt. Olive’s Bible school and that the group had been learning about Psalm 23. As she presented the poster, Lineberger let the officers know they were like shepherds taking care of Hickory’s sheep and that God had guided them to the vocation of public safety to serve and protect others. The church appreciates their hard and dangerous work of making Hickory a safer place to live. She also shared that we believe God is the ultimate Shepherd and will watch and protect all of us forever. The officers were very appreciative of the cards and watermelon.
The theme of this year’s Bible school was “Barnyard Roundup” and participants studied Psalm 23 during the week. After a free meal for all participants, groups of children were led by teen crew leaders as they rotated through learning stations with drama, music, outdoor games, snacks, arts and crafts. A free Bible school is held each summer for church and community members to grow and nourish disciples and to teach local children about Jesus Christ and faith in God.
Pat Neill, Becky Anthony, and Penny Lineberger present items of appreciation to Sgt. R. Harris
and Lt. P. Demas of the Hickory Police Department.