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Prayer Shawl Ministry

I hope you are having a good summer.  We will gather for our first meeting in the newly renovated Parish Hall on Monday, September 16, at 11:00 a.m.  Bring any shawls you may have completed this summer to the meeting.  
 
 
What is a prayer shawl? Care and love of knitting (or crocheting) have been combined into a prayerful ministry that reaches out to those in need of comfort and solace. Many blessings are knitted into every shawl. The knitter (crocheter) begins each shawl with prayers for the recipient. Intentions are continued throughout the creation of the shawl. Each completed shawl is offered a final ritual before being sent along its way. Some shawl recipients have continued the kindness by making one themselves and passing it on to someone else in need. Some of the uses of prayer shawls: when undergoing medical procedures, as comfort after a loss, during bereavement, birthing, during an illness and recovery…there are endless possibilities. We will be working with the Pastoral Care Ministry to ensure that those who wish or need such an all-embracing gift will receive it.
 
If you are interested in participating in this ministry or you know someone who would benefit from receiving a prayer shawl, please contact Juanita Walker, Coordinator, at (804) 741-1613 or sittejw@aol.com

 




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