If you look around you during the sermon at St. Alban's, you might see several women busily knitting. The women of St. Alban's have made, and given away, a couple of dozen soft, beautiful shawls so far. They pray as they knit, or simply turn their hearts towards God in silence, or listen to the Sunday sermon, and so the daily work of their hands is also the work of their hearts on behalf of those who will receive them.
They give them away freely to people who are experiencing times of stress, illness, or any need or sorrow, as tangible expressions of our congregation's love and prayer, and of God's love. It may not be socially acceptable to hang on to a teddy bear in public when life overwhelms you, but no one objects to someone wrapping a lovely shawl around her shoulders!
The pattern is easy. We welcome new knitters. In fact, we'll teach you to do it!
We also welcome donations of yarn, or suggestions for people anywhere in the community who could use a hug that they can take home and keep with them when things are hard.
Contact person is Deann Megonnell.
Warming the body with prayer