Rev. Travis E. Kern, DMin, Pastor

Prayer Shawl Ministry

The Prayer Shawl Ministry provides knitted and crocheted items which are made with prayer, blessed at a church service, and distributed to those in need of the prayers and comfort of St. John’s. We have many ongoing projects including shawls, lap robes, knit hats for babies, baptismal blankets, and afghans for our high school graduates to wrap them in prayer as they begin this new phase of their lives.

In addition to these ongoing projects, we do some special projects in outreach to the community beyond St. John’s walls. In 2019, we distributed two shawls, one afghan for our high school graduate, 37 preemie hat and blanket sets to Greenville Health Services in Greenville, S.C. via a daughter of our congregation, and 35 hat and scarf sets to Taft Court Women”s Shelter in Rockville (a ministry of Interfaith Works).

The Shawl Ministry meets the third Wednesday of the month at 1:30 pm in the front conference room.

All are invited and we always welcome new participants. If you do not know how to knit or crochet, we have several willing teachers. Even if you cannot attend the meetings, your contributions to any of our projects are much appreciated as are donations of yarn.

Many thanks to all our faithful stitchers as well as others who support this important ministry. It is truly “God’s Work. Our Hands.”!

For more information email shawl@stjohnsrockville.org.

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