Prayer Shawl Ministry

The Prayer Shawl Ministry began in March, 2006. The first shawl was prayerfully given to Carol Bower. Eighty-nine (89) shawls have been created and given through August, 2008. The Prayer Shawl Ministry provides shawls to those who are experiencing illness and loss and distress. Shawls have also been provided to members moving away, and have been sent to Hurricane Katrina victims in Mississippi.

Some shawls are being made for service men and women serving in Iraq. Anyone is welcome to knit or crochet a shawl, and yarn is available to be used. Requests to receive a shawl can be made to the church office or any group member. Linda Rentschler, Barbara Davis, Rita Henning and Elsa Heintzelman try to keep things organized.

The cards that accompany the shawls say that they are made with prayers and love. The card closes with "When you wrap the shawl around you, please know that you are enfolded in the loving arms of God." That says it all.