This week, the St. Mark Praying Hands Prayer Shawl Ministry reached a milestone – this ministry has donated over 300 prayer shawls! To recognize this event and the members of this ministry, prayer shawls were displayed on the backs of pews during Sunday worship service.
During worship, Pastor Beth asked God to bless the shawl makers, and all who received comfort and peace from them. At Children’s Time, she explained to the kids that the shawls on the pews were made by a special group to give to those who are feeling sad, lonely or scared.
Praying Hands Ministry began over 16 years ago; 20 women have been involved. As the women are creating each shawl, they pray that it will bring comfort to whomever it is given. Shawls are given to members of the congregation or their family members who are going through difficult times. Prayer Shawls have also been mailed to family members in 10 different states who are in need of a gesture of warmth and love.
Praying Hands did not let the pandemic stop them! They continued their craft at home, and deliveries were made to porches or safe pick-up locations.
A Special Thanks is extended to those faithful members of Praying Hands who have knitted or crocheted over all these years, and others who have donated yarn or money for this important ministry.
If you are interested in joining Praying Hands, or want to donate yarn or a financial gift, please contact Karen Grundler, Co-Ordinator for this group.
Click below to view the Special Shawl Prayer and pictures of shawls displayed.