Prayer Shawl Ministry
Shawls have symbolized shelter, peace, and spiritual sustenance. In a Prayer shawl ministry, people pray as they create hand-knitted and crocheted shawls for those in need of care and comfort. The creation and presentation of a prayer shawl, like all acts of generosity, enriches the giver as well as the recipient.
The Prayer Shawl Ministry at St. John’s started in December, 2016. Members gather to knit, crochet and pray as they make prayer shawls, filling each shawl with prayer. Completed shawls are usually blessed and presented to recipients during a Sunday service, or delivered to the recipient as soon after the service as possible.
In its first year, our prayer shawl group has already distributed many shawls.
We accept individual requests for shawls through the church office. Shawls are freely given in love, but we do accept donations for the purchase of yarn.
If you like knit or crochet, or would like to learn to knit or crochet, please join us.
Our next meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 11, 2017 @ 7:00PM in the church library. We also schedule meetings at members’ homes, and much of our work gets done outside our meetings, wherever members are comfortable knitting or crocheting.
If you would like to find out more about this ministry, if you would like to join us now, or if you or anyone you know would benefit from a prayer shawl, please attend our next meeting or contact the church office, firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 320-251-8524.