The last four weeks, we have been graced by the presence of some fine folks from Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church. How and why?Â Gustavus wanted to support HW, but didn't just want to write us a check. Okay, they wanted to write us a check---but not just be "the church that wrote us a check." We didn't really want that either...mutuality is so much better for everyone than the "Established Church Who has Money Gives to Scrappy Mission Church" headline.*
I love this sort of thing because it reminds us all that we are not competing for members.Â (As it turns out, there are plenty of folks unconnected to aÂ church to go around.Â Don't believe me?Â Get to knowÂ the people on yourÂ block).Â Â It also reminds us thatÂ the church is so much bigger than our little corner. Or your little corner.
Gustavus friends: weÂ salute (and love) you!Â
*Established churches who want to just send us checks...we actually won't stop you.