It's that time again!
Every year, as part of our pastoral care and outreach efforts,
the parish gives a small Christmas gift to parishioners who
are shut in and can't come to church services anymore, and to
other friends of the parish; mostly to people who are visited
by Sandra and/or Ann and/or our parish's Lay
For a number of years, Elizabeth Biggs kindly
made all of the gifts offered in the name of the parish,
including some lovely Christmas ornaments. This year, we would
like to invite all the knitters and crocheters in the parish
to help create a knitted or crocheted Pocket Prayer Shawl for
each person; we will need about 50 in all. Below is a
picture of a Pocket Prayer Shawl (each shawl is about
3 x 5 inches) as well as click here for
We're holding a special Prayer Shawl
Knitting Bee on Tuesday, December 1st, from 11am-2pm,
following the Bible Study, in the Multi-purpose room at the
church. We'll have soup and rolls for anyone who wants to
have a bit of lunch.
If you can participate and could
bring SOFT WOOL IN CHRISTMAS COLOURS (each shawl takes only a
few ounces of wool) and needles, that would be great.
Otherwise, bring yourself! and we'll provide needles and
wool. And if there is a short prayer that you think would
be appropriate to include with the gifts of the Shawls, please
bring a copy of it along
If you would like to
participate, please let
Debbie McDonald know so that we'll be sure to have enough
food, wool, and needles.