“Some people do a certain thing, and the way in which they do it hallows that thing forever afterwards. It may be the most commonplace thing, but after we have seen them do it, it becomes different. When the Lord does a thing through us, He always transfigures it.” -- Oswald Chambers
On Saturday, December, a group of hard-working Crafty Angels gathered at Edgebrook Covenant Church to set up all the yarny goodness the Angels had created over 2010 to be dedicated and blessed. Over the course of the afternoon, they transformed an empty chapel into a room full of love gifts ready to be purchased at our fundraiser:
Angels Doris Ahlsted, Phyllis Snodgrass and Jeannine Patt hard at work!
Early on Sunday morning, Angel Kathy Waldsmith joined Angel Sandy Rice and me in setting up goodies to get people in the mood to shop during our fundraiser during coffee hour after our worship service:
Angel Kathy "womanning" the groaning board of coffee hour!
I so wish you all could have been at church during worship -- you would have heard my little homily praising you to the heavens, and Pastor Greg praying over all of your love gifts! Since you probably weren't able to be there, click here to read all about it in our December newsletter!
I am so sorry that there are no photos of the fundraiser in progress! SO MANY people came and we were SO BUSY answering questions about you and making sales that I wasn't able to take pictures! it was like being in the center of a whirlwind!
Please know that many members of our congregation and their friends purchased a portion of your yarny goodness as Christmas gifts (or gifts for themselves!), and we raised an AWESOME total of $3,058! $100 of the total came from the raffle of the gorgeous afghan designed by Angel Birgit Yacoub and crocheted by Angel Linda Faubel. That $100 will be donated to A Just Harvest, to help purchase food on a night when Edgebrook Covenant volunteers are serving there. The rest of the funds will be used to buy yarn for you to use and to cover our costs for shipping your yarny goodness around the world.
Thank you, Angels, for being the wonderful women you are, for all your hardwork throughout 2011, and for your hearts for the people we serve. May God bless each and every one of you most richly!