LWR Project Update…Quilts, kits and more
With delivery of our mission projects coming in November, it is time to think about our kits and quilts and stretching our hearts and hands to be a blessing to people in need and giving families throughout the world a sign of comfort and hope for the future. Some of our quilts are shared locally with graduating seniors and with families in need.
Quilting will begin Monday, September 12th at 1:15 p.m. at OSLC in the downstairs social room. We welcome any and all who are interested to come and lend a helping hand. Invite a friend!! Knowledge of quilting is not needed. We are in special need of simple quilt tops and backs that can be made at home and will then be assembled during our Quilting days on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month. We have lots of donated fabric available for quilt making.
School and personal care kits are needed. Information can be seen by visiting lwr.org/kits or copies of school kits and personal care kits can be located on the table by the coat rack. We will have simple backpacks available (standard backpacks are not accepted).
Questions or to volunteer, contact Donis Hansen (563-3919) or Janice Andersen (563-3981).
Blessing of Quilts
P: We worship today in a sanctuary adorned with quilts pieced together by members of our Quilting Ministry from remnants and bits of discarded fabric. It is our purpose to dedicate these quilts to the use of a holy God who is always taking common and discarded things and using them for holy purposes. In every generation, the primary symbol of the Christian faith is the cross. In our generation, the secondary symbol of Christianity might be the patchwork quilt. With joy and humility, therefore, we offer these quilts to our Creator and Redeemer, as an extension of ourselves and of the discipleship with which God has entrusted us. Let us pray.
C: Most merciful Father, receive these quilts, the work of our hands, and go with them into the streets and homes where we cannot go. Shelter from sin and sickness those who wrap themselves in these, our gifts. Grant that your children, who find warmth in these quilts, may also know the comfort of your fatherly arms; and renew us in Christ-like compassion, through Him in whom all who are weary and heavy-laden can find rest. Amen
Quilters meet on the second and fourth Mondays at 1:15 PM in the Social Room from September through April. All helping hands, old and new, are invited for a time of fellowship which will include pinning, tying, and sewing to make quilts for the needy.