Our young ministry grew out of a Lenten project undertaken by three women in 2010 to provide shawls and lap blankets for our seriously ill and home-bound parishioners. Our goal was to remind these parishioners that their church had not forgotten them. We now provide either knitted or crocheted shawls and lap blankets on an ongoing basis whenever the need arises. In the Fall of 2010 we held a boutique of needle art items to raise money to continue the ministry, as it is funded solely by donations.
This ministry has grown to include about 15 women who knit or crochet on an individual basis, praying for the recipient each time she sits down to work. Keeping the article only two or three days before passing it on to someone else insures many hands and prayers are involved, while not infringing on anyone’s time too much. In the span of this first year we have created items and prayed for 54 parishioners, including a teddy bear and a baby blanket for a seriously ill child and a baby.
We strive to keep our patterns very simple so even beginners can join this ministry. We have discovered it gives all of us new found joy in helping our shut-ins this way.
New knitters and crocheters are always welcome, and we seem to have a greater need for crocheters as this art is not as prevalent as knitting.
For information please contact Marilyn Delgatto at 355-8717.