When Tom Stutelberg, East Union Lutheran Church, Carver, Minn., developed a heart condition called cardiomyopathy he was told not to drive for six months. The congregation asked for volunteers to drive the pastor to the homes of homebound members and get him to and from the church office, 30 miles from his home. Eighteen people signed up to be chauffeurs, and a council member who couldn’t help because of his work schedule donated $300 in gas gift cards to the drivers. On the Sunday Stutelberg was able to drive again he gave all the drivers chauffeur hats as he thanked them. His heart is back to normal, but he says he misses having a driver at his beck and call.

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