Although our prayer shawl ministry group no longer gathers at church on Wednesday evenings to knit or crochet, we continue to make prayer shawls at home for our parish nurses to give to those in need of comfort and solace.
A prayer shawl is given as a loving reminder of God’s comfort and presence. The knitter prays for the recipient as the busy needles create a prayer shawl that brings physical warmth and spiritual comfort. It is meant to be wrapped around the shoulders as a reminder of God’s unending love that can bring healing to the heart. A card accompanies the shawl to explain its meaning.
We invite anyone who knits or crochets to take up your needles and help us keep the parish nurses supplied with prayer shawls—their current supply is getting low.
We have begun a new ministry within our prayer shawl ministry. We are asking anyone who knits or crochets to make “prayer squares” that are no smaller than 2-inches square and no larger than 5-inches square. Please drop the pieces off in the church office where they will be collected by the parish nurses.