Our church’s Prayer Shawl Ministry gives these colorful hand crocheted shawls to individuals in our community who need their comfort in times of sickness, sorrow, and any personal need for a tangible feel of God’s love. Our pastor Claudia  lifts up new shawls in worship and offers a prayer for those who receive them:  “May God’s grace and strength surround you.  May you be cradled in hope, kept in joy, filled with peace, and wrapped in love.”  They are then passed through the congregation for each one who touches them to add a blessing.  Over the years our congregation has made and given out over 500 of these shawls.  Anyone who feels the need  for an extra blessing may receive one.  Anyone who knits or crochets may make one and donate it to our Prayer Shawl Ministry.