A printable PDF of these instructions can be found at the end of this article.

Leader instructions

October is traditionally Pastor Appreciation Month. This month your Mailbox Members will receive an LWML resource called Pastor Support and Involvement.

This resource will give your Mailbox Members ideas of how they personally may support their pastor during this month or any time of the year. Ideas for greeting card messages, simple supportive gifts, and even fun ideas that children might like to help with that will show your pastor, and other commissioned church workers, how much you appreciate them and their ministry.

Access the resource Pastor Support and Involvement.

For Paper Copies:
  • Download and print this month’s resource (in bold above) to share with each Mailbox Member.
  • Print as many copies of the resource as you need for your Mailbox Member participants.
  • Don’t forget to sign the message and leave your contact information!
  • As you place this information in your Mailbox Member participant’s mailbox, pray for this child of God!
For Electronic Communication:
  • Open this month’s resource idea and read the coordinator information.
  • Get ready to send a new email, and in the subject line write: LWML Mailbox Member Greetings
  • Copy and paste the Mailbox Member message on the next page into your email.
  • Attach the resource(s) for the month.
  • Send this message off with a prayer for this Mailbox Member, a child of God!

Distribute the resource to your Mailbox Member participants with the following Mailbox Member Message:

Hello from LWML! 

October is traditionally known as Pastor Appreciation Month. To give you some fresh ideas of how to appreciate and support your pastor and other commissioned church workers, you are receiving an LWML resource called Pastor Support and Involvement. Look through the resource and see if there is an idea here that you would like to utilize in order to show your love and support for your pastor or church staff.

There are ideas for Bible verses and simple messages you may include in a greeting card, or fun “survival kits” made with easy to acquire items, or homemade gifts you might want to share. If you are unable to “do” anything, prayer is always a gift that is appreciated. Remember your pastor and other church staff in your prayers, asking for God’s wisdom, protection, and encouragement to be upon them as they serve.

As always, contact me with any questions. You are in my daily prayers.

Your Sister in Christ,



View a printable PDF of these instructions


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