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Child receives prayer shawl for baptism


St Johns has a prayer shawl ministry nicknamed the Happy Hookers. That is because each shawl is hooked by one of several ladies by knitting or crocheting, and they are happy to create them. They create shawls, baby blankets, lap blankets, and stoles. Once completed, each creation is passed through the congregation and blessed by each person. Then with the offering, blessed again and placed on the altar. These creations have gone to babies, the elderly, the ill, the hurting, and the dying. They reach from locally to across the seas.


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Prayer Stoles being blessed



Our stitches and prayers reached the survivors of the July, 2010 Philadelphia Duck Boat tragedy when our ladies created 155 stoles and five shawls for the participants from Marshallton United Methodist Church and the visiting group from Hungary.





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