iab-728x90

The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

iab-728x90

The hungering Spirit

We crave a oneness, a communion, to heal our terrible loneliness

A prayer shawl rests on the back of my office chair, a gift from Bette Shellhorn, who was featured in The Lutheran's December 2001 issue (page 36). Bette's congregation, All Saints Lutheran, Mason, Mich., knits and distributes the shawls to the sick, the struggling and others in need of special blessing — like me.

But the congregation's ministry is blessing many more. By the third week of January, Bette had received more than 500 inquiries about how to make the prayer shawls and start such a ministry. E-mail requests continue to roll in at five to 10 a day.



The rest of this article is only available to subscribers.

text size:

this page: email | print

iab-728x90
April issue

APRIL issue:

Faith traditions

More...