OSL Women of the ELCA
Thank-You Notes:A Gift
Jodie Nielsen

Have you ever helped a stranger without expecting recognition or reward? WELCA sponsors yearly fundraisers (Valentine Sweet Sale, Lefse and Pie Sale) and collects offerings at Circle meetings and luncheons. The funds are earmarked for our Unit Wide Mission Project for the year. The beneficiaries are typically unknown to us; we expect nothing in return. However, in giving, we receive—in the form of thank-you notes. I would like to share some of these gifts with you.

  • Thank you so very much for the kind and thoughtful gift bag … There have been many good and faithful persons praying for us. We are so grateful. Your thinking of us and good wishes are so sweet of you and brighten our days.
  • Thank you for the “goodie” bag that we received when my husband got chemo treatment. It had such a nice variety of items—something for everyone! Your thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated.
  • I just want to say a special thanks for your kindness and generous gift bag and card that arrived during my chemo infusion. It was certainly a surprise and an encouraging expression of love during a battle with cancer. Your thoughtfulness was truly appreciated. May God Bless all of you as you minister in this special way.
  • This note from a young person from Family Visitation is a little hard to read, but the message is clear.
  • Thanks to everyone who generously give of their time and money in support of the Mission Project!

    July/August Bible Study. “Let Us Pray, Session Two: The Practices of Prayer” by Anna Madsen. (Source: gathermagazine.org.) Focus Verse: “May these words of my mouth and this medication of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my rock and my redeemer.” Psalm 19:14

    Unit Wide Mission Project for 2018 is #kidsareGod’sgift, focusing on children. Email me (jodie.nielsen@gmail.com) if you know of an organization that focuses on children that you would like considered as one of our Mission Project recipients. We welcome your input.

    For Your Calendar:
    Wednesday, July 18 – Service project (OSL Summer Blast)
    Saturday, September 29 – Fall Luncheon

    “Pray without ceasing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:17

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