St. James Lutheran Church , Belle Fourche, S.D. (January, page 30), went to the Youth Gathering with 10,500 letters to mail to every ELCA church. In advance, members addressed the envelopes by hand, which had Jeff Otterman, pastor, admitting: “The ELCA is huge. My fingers are very tired, blistered. But we will press on.” The hope was that every church receive a letter and be prayed for by gathering participants.
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