Photo Galleries »

CHURCH LADY: Prayer Shawls

See smaller St. Finnbar Parish's Prayer Shawl Ministry gives handmade prayer shawls and rosaries to those in need of comfort.  Each mantle of love and rosary is blessed by a priest. 
/Kathleen Tuttle Special to the Eagle

St. Finnbar Parish's Prayer Shawl Ministry gives handmade prayer shawls and rosaries to those in need of comfort. Each mantle of love and rosary is blessed by a priest. /Kathleen Tuttle Special to the Eagle

Photo Rating:
Gallery Rating:

  • Pastor Steven Dawes leads the ladies as they lay hands on the Prayer Shawls and pray for those who will receive them April 19.  He prayed, "may they be cradled in hope, kept in joy, graced with peace and wrapped in love." 
/Kathleen Tuttle Special to the Eagle
  • Marco Presbyterian Church's Prayer Shawl Ministry team member Cheryl Petrich wears a prayer shawl as she explains the cards that accompany each prayer shawl.  The cards include Jesus' words:  "I am with you always." 
/Kathleen Tuttle Special to the Eagle
  • Marco Presbyterian Church's Prayer Shawl Ministry team member Bonnie Seigfried explains the kits the church provides for prayer shawl knitters.  The church recently gave away their one-hundredth prayer shawl. 
/Kathleen Tuttle Special to the Eagle
  • Barbara Cowden crochets a decorative edge on a baby blanket April 19.  The Prayer Shawl Ministry at Capri Christian also makes baby blankets and hats that will be given to the Pregnancy Resource and the Collier Pregnancy Centers. 
/Kathleen Tuttle Special to the Eagle
  • Prayer shawls made by members of St. Mark's Sarah Circle wait to be blessed by the Rev. Kyle Bennett.  The group has been making prayer shawls since 2004.
/Kathleen Tuttle Special to the Eagle
  • Marco Lutheran's Parish Nurse Gail Cacciola displays a baby blanket made by a member of the church's Prayer Shawl Ministry.  Each baby baptized at the church receives a blanket. 
/Kathleen Tuttle Special to the Eagle
  • Marco Lutheran Church Prayer Shawl Ministry members Marlene Walter, left, and Emma Lou Koch bid each other farewell on April 18.  The group will begin to meet again in October. 
/Kathleen Tuttle Special to the Eagle
  • Marco Lutheran Church Prayer Shawl Ministry member Roxlyn Theard knits a shawl on April 18.  The shawls wrap, enfold, comfort, and give solace to the recipient. 
/Kathleen Tuttle Special to the Eagle
  • Marco Lutheran's Parish Nurse Gail Cacciola, left, leads the church's Prayer Shawl group in prayer on April 18.  They pray for the recipients of the shawls as well as for their safe journeys north. 
/Kathleen Tuttle Special to the Eagle
  • Capri Christian Church's Prayer Shawl Ministry members Darla Goetzelman, left, and Mary Jo Andrews share a moment on April 19.  They look forward to sharing the techniques they learned with friends up north. 
/Kathleen Tuttle Special to the Eagle
  • Capri Christian Church's Prayer Shawl Ministry keeps a scrapbook to honor the gift the ministry brings to both the knitter and the recipient.  The group began February. 
/Kathleen Tuttle Special to the Eagle
  • St. Finnbar Parish's Prayer Shawl Ministry gives handmade prayer shawls and rosaries to those in need of comfort.  Each mantle of love and rosary is blessed by a priest. 
/Kathleen Tuttle Special to the Eagle

Related Stories for CHURCH LADY: Prayer Shawls

Comments on this photo » 0

Be the first to post a comment!

Share your thoughts

Comments are the sole responsibility of the person posting them. You agree not to post comments that are off topic, defamatory, obscene, abusive, threatening or an invasion of privacy. Violators may be banned. Click here for our full user agreement.

Comments can be shared on Facebook and Yahoo!. Add both options by connecting your profiles.

Features