Trinity Lutheran Church
Prayer Shawl Ministry

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.                                                                                                           2 Corinthians 1:3-4
What is a Prayer Shawl
Prayer Shawls are a tangible way to comfort those who are 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.

Trinity's Prayer Shawl Ministry
Trinity's Prayer Shawl Ministry meets every 3rd Tuesday of the month from 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. in the Fireside Room.
If you have questions please contact Becky Elsbernd at 423-0536.

 A Prayer is said when giving the shawl to the recipient.


Trinity Lutheran Church * 213 N Pennsylvania Ave * Mason City * IA * 50401 * Ph 641-423-0536 * FX 641-424-4378
Worship Times: Sat. 5PM Sun 9:00AM 10:30AM