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Focused letters are mailed in mid-August to lead contributors. These letters invite people to attend a breakfast or lunch with Pastor Youngdahl. At those gatherings, they are asked to encourage the congregation and staff by making an advance pledge.
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Mount Olivet Stewardship.
The anniversary committee sent this letter to particular persons in the congregation who others knew had a powerful story to tell. In addition, it was made generally available during a worship service.
The letters were displayed during the celebration. They are now placed in a binder available to everyone.
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St. Philip's Miracle Anniversary Celebration: Celebrating a Heritage of Faith, Courage and Hope
This was Olson's response to St. Philip the Deacon for their support of one of its ministries.
This is an example of a weekly ministry that lets people know how their gifts of time, talent and money make a difference.
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