Resurrection Lutheran Church has a reputation for being community minded and serving those who serve including the military. When the Rev. Jennifer Thul’s husband deployed, Terri Boysen and Joan Thralow started thinking and planning and organizing ways to help. When asked what soldiers need, chaplain Maj. Daryl Thul initially said sheet sets and blankets. As the deployment went on and soldiers were missing home, Thul suggested homemade cookies. “Make sure they are slightly undercooked because then when they get here they aren’t all dried out and inedible,” he advised.
Thul is the brigade chaplain for Headquarters and Headquarters Company of the 34th Combat Aviation Brigade. The brigade has been deployed throughout the Middle East since fall 2019.
This is the second shipment of cookies to the troops. The first shipment was 1,000 cookies and were made my several Resurrection Lutheran women. This time, St. Joseph community members joined the group.