Service/Caretaking: Prayer Shawl Ministry
|"Shawls ... made for centuries universal and embracing, symbolic of an inclusive, unconditionally loving, God. They wrap, enfold, comfort, cover, give solace, mother, hug, shelter and beautify. Those who have received these shawls have been uplifted and affirmed, as if given wings to fly above their troubles..." Written in 1998 by: Janet Bristow Copyright ©2010|
Below are samples of the items made by the loving hands of the women in the St. Paul's Prayer Shawl Ministry: shawls, hats, slippers and more.
Whether they are called Prayer Shawls, Comfort Shawls, Peace Shawls, or Mantles, etc., the shawl maker begins with prayers and blessings for the recipient. The intentions are continued throughout the creation of the shawl. Upon completion, a final blessing is offered before the shawl is sent on its way. Some recipients have continued the kindness by making a shawl and passing it on to someone in need. Thus, the blessing ripples from person to person, with both the giver and receiver feeling the unconditional embrace of a sheltering, mothering God!
|To find out more about our ministry, you are welcome to come and visit us! We meet on the first and third Saturday of the month from 10:00 am until 11:30 am in Room 3 (located in the lower level of the Parish Office Building; use the State Street entrance). We also meet during the week on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month from 1:30 pm until 3:00 pm in Room 3.|
Join us for knitting or crocheting, even if you don’t know how to do either, we will gladly teach you!
We also accept all donations of yarn—no gift of yarn is ever too small.