Prayer Shawl Ministry is a ministry in many ways. People, young and old, gather to knit or crochet while offering prayers for their work, each other and for recipients of the shawls; in this way they are forming a small group in the community of faith.
The shawls go out to those who are in need of healing, to celebrate special events in their lives and to console the grieving. When the recipient wears the shawl, the love, prayers and good wishes of the group are wrapped around him or her.
We think of this ministry as an example of our labyrinth here at St Peters:
it is intricate, it is visible, it can be used in many ways, it carries different benefits for different people and the center brings us to a point where we can meet God and each other. More