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October is...

Abstract: Clergy Appreciation Month plus National Coming Out Month equals Be Thankful for Out Clergy Month.

Clergy Appreciation Month, an observance that was begun in 1992 and for which Hallmark has produced special cards since 2002. This year there's also a special sale at Augsburg Fortress featuring the Lutheran Handbook for Pastors. (See Pr. Sophie's review below.)
October is also National Coming Out Month.
Consequently, October is an especially good month to show your appreciation for Out Clergy. The Outies are still number one among the ELCA Churchwide Photos, but it's never too late to add your vote. Or if you're looking for some more personal way to express your appreciation, you might find inspiration from the ECP Prayer Calendar.

(Vol. I, xlix October 19, 2007 )

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