A prayer shawl is a gift of warmth and blessing -- warmth because it is knit or crocheted from comfortable yarn and blessing because woven in along with the stitches are prayers for the health and well-being of the person who will receive it. They are given to shut-ins and those in the hospital who are in need of the healing and comfort these shawls can bring.
The women who make these shawls work at home at their own pace and there are various patterns that can be used. Also there is help for those who are new to knitting or crocheting. If you are interested in being a part of this ministry, call the church office at 630-543-3458 for more information.