Prayer Shawl Ministries
The Prayer Shawl Ministry is meant to produce shawls to be given to any person who is physically ill, has financial problems, problems with a spouse, a child or family. In short, this ministry is to bring hope and relief to anyone with any kind of problem and who needs to feel the arms of God around them and to know they are not forgotten.
In 2016, more than 20 prayer shawls were given to people in need of all kinds. Our hope for 2017 is to produce more shawls and to encourage people at St. Margaret's who can either knit or crochet (either men or women) to make shawls.
We need many more shawls. This ministry not only helps people in need, but helps the maker of the shawls. It brings you closer to God. It helps relieve stress as you spend time creating the shawl and saying prayers for the person who will receive the shawl, even though you will probably never meet that person, because you leave your own troubles behind and only concentrate on producing an item which will help someone feel closer to God. Also, it helps you in knowing you are doing something to help other another person. I hope this ministry will grow to the extent this year that we will be able to give a prayer shawl at Christmas to all the people whom SPIN ministers.