Happy 10th Anniversary Prayer Shawl Ministry!

May 7, 2019

 

Thank you for the comfort that you bring to so many parishioners and for the beautiful pocket shawls you made for the whole congregation!

 

“Everyone has to knit when they’re here.

But not everyone has to use yarn.”

 

This quote from Kate Jacobs’s book - The Friday Night Knitting Club - could serve as an apt description for the Messiah Prayer Shawl Ministry.

 

Our primary mission is to share God’s love, strength, warmth and compassion to anyone undergoing a challenge or transition through prayerfully made shawls. The entire parish is knitted together as a community in this mission as we pray together every Sunday for recipients and makers during the shawl blessing at the close of the service.  

 

These shawls have been given to provide comfort and support to those in need, to celebrate high school graduations, and as a first gift from the parish to the newly baptized. Shawls have been given to parishioners as well as friends of the parish both near and far. Members of the parish have supported the ministry through generous donations to cover the costs involved in making and packaging the shawls.

 

The Prayer Shawl Ministry meets on the third Thursday of each month from 6:00-7:30 pm.  We are humbled to see how prayer and God’s grace in the form of a simple shawl can provide such comfort and support.

 

Requests for Prayer Shawls, for which there is never a charge, can be made to the Rector, through the Church Office, or to Nancy Alpert-Sisson.

 

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