Social Ministry/Prayer Shawls

                                                                         REVERSE ADVENT CALENDAR

What is a Reverse Advent Calendar? This is the REVERSE of a traditional advent calendar – rather than enjoying a piece of chocolate or a toy each day, this clever tradition is filled with items you have collected or purchased each day in December to donate at the end of the month. Get a box and begin (or continue) this tradition! Boxes in the workplace are a possibility, too. Decorating your box is also a fun project to do with children or grandchildren. See page 7 in the newsletter for a list of items to include in each box and pages 7-8 for other volunteer opportunities to serve others.


Prayer Shawls are a reminder of God’s steadfast love and abundant mercy.  They are a ‘hug’ from Jesus. They are proof that we are loved. They carry the prayers that our broken hearts cannot pray. They sing the praises with us in times of rejoicing. They are evidence that God’s Behind me and before me you encircle me and rest your hand upon me.  Psalm 139:5. 

“Our prayers go out to you.” That’s the mantra of Apostles Lutheran Church’s Prayer Shawl Ministry. The Ministry is made up of a dedicated group of prayer warriors armed with crochet hooks or knitting needles.

A note to the prayer warriors who make shawls. We need to make sure that rectangle shawls are between 26″- 30″ wide x 60″ in length (not including fringe). Large squares (approximately 60″) are also good. These dimensions are acceptable for our new partnership with Prayer Shawls 4 Fallen Soldiers which asks for shawls to be between 26″ -30″ x 60.  Please continue to pray as you work on your works of art.

Interested in joining us? There is always room for more, and we will be happy to help you get started.

Need a Prayer and a Prayer Shawl?  We take requests.