If you, a family member, or someone you know could use a prayer shawl, please contact the church office at 952-929-1697.
The shawls are blessed by our pastoral staff and given to people experiencing difficult times. Kaye Wothe, Parish Nurse
Knitting ministry began in a church in West Hartford, CT; the prayer shawl ministry began at Normandale in 2003. Knitters weave prayers for God's love and healing into the shawls and create a vessel for God's mysterious presence in the lives of the recipients. This is a simple thing that loving hearts and hands can do for those who suffer.
Knitters ask for God's love to be woven into the yarn and those who receive the shawl might know God‟s comfort and healing presence.
This past year over 50 shawls were given away to those who are ill, grieving, in transition, homeless being welcomed to an inner city church, those who we are welcoming into a mission ministry half way around the world, and more! Mission work you can do from home! We can even supply yarn and needles.
“A prayer shawl is an embrace...it is a hug. It is tangible. You knit your thoughts and prayers into the shawl and keep the one who receives it in your prayers.” The prayer shawl ministry was begun at Normandale Lutheran Church in 2003. The knitters ask for God’s love to be woven into the yarn and that those who receive the shawl might know God’s comfort and healing presence. When the prayer shawl is completed, it is blessed by one of our pastors and delivered to someone in need.
If you are a knitter and would like to replenish our supply, contact Kaye Wothe, Parish Nurse at email@example.com or 952-929-1697 ext 27. She can help with yarn and instructions. The shawls are then blessed by our pastoral staff and given to people experiencing difficult times.