Servant Church in the of Mason City, IA

Learn to Crochet

Takes Place: Tuesday, July 16, 2024
Time: 10:45 AM
Location: Trinity Room 307
Event Contact Person: Becky Elsbernd
RSVP by: This event does not require an RSVP

Join us to learn how to crochet! The Prayer Shawl Ministry group welcomes you to learn how to crochet and to make prayers shawls!

What is a Prayer Shawl?

Prayer shawls are a tangible way to comfort those facing difficulties and a loving reminder of God’s love and presence. There are no specific guidelines for receiving a prayer shawl. Anyone who is in need of prayer, hope, comfort, and love may have a shawl. Prayer shawls are usually knitted or crocheted, but they can also be woven, sewn, quilted, machine-knitted, etc. Patterns and yarn are available at the church. Prayer shawls are available by request for family members or friends. Donations of yarn and/or money to purchase yarn would be appreciated.

The Shawl Makers

On the shawl maker’s part, it is a prayerful process – from the selection of color, the blessing of the yarn and needles, keeping the recipient’s intentions in mind, and saying prayers as they create the shawl. 

At times the recipient is unknown when a prayer shawl is started, but the shawl maker knows that their prayers for healing and hope will go with the shawl as the prayers are literally woven into the shawl.

This ministry of making and giving shawls serves as a gesture of love in difficult times. Both the shawl makers and receivers benefit, and both are aware that the shawls are symbolic of God’s encompassing love. As a result, hearts open, emotional barriers are lifted, and blessings are received.

If you have questions about this event, please call the church office at 641-423-0536. CLICK HERE to view our office hours.