The Prayer Shawl Ministry is a world-wide group of people in churches of all denominations that make prayer shawls. These shawls are distributed to people who need the comfort of God’s love. Here at Trinity Lutheran Church we are a group of yarn stitchers who use our talents to provide these shawls to anyone who needs them. The purpose of the prayer shawl is to give someone a tangible example of God’s love and care.
The Prayer Shawl Ministry has provided shawls to the Appalachian Service Project, the Stitches of Love Organization and locally to those who have suffered the loss of a family member or friend, the sick and the lonely. Prayer shawls are also given to the graduating students at the end of their senior year. Baptismal prayers shawls are given to the family of the baptized.
Anyone can join our Prayer Shawl Ministry and we are always looking for new members. We meet on the third Monday of each month in the Library at 1:00 pm. Each member provides his/her own materials, however we always appreciate donations of Michael’s or AC Moore gift cards. We pray over the shawls as we are knitting/crocheting them and at the end of the meeting. The shawls are then distributed as needed.
We are always looking for new ideas and patterns for our shawls and different avenues for distribution.
For more information on our ministry, please contact Marion Olson at firstname.lastname@example.org.