Prayer Shawls Sent for Derecho Victims

The Good Shepherd Prayer Shawl Ministry is sending 16 prayer shawls to Cedar Hills Community Church in Cedar Rapids as part of aid to families affected by the recent derecho in the area. Marty Steele grew up in this church and her entire family are charter members.  The pastor and congregation supported her family through the 8 months of her sister dealing with cancer, and after her death, and Marty and Bob were married there.   

A copy of the following two-sided card will be folded into each prayer shawl.

This gift is a reminder of God’s ever present love –
     in every time and every occasion;
     in every season and circumstance of life –
     times of fear, illness, loss, pain, weariness, uncertainty;
     times of celebration, thanksgiving, happiness, relief;
     times of simple quiet and prayer.

It was prayerfully created for you by a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Prayer Shawl Ministry. 

May you experience comfort and peace in the loving presence of God.
May God who understands each need,
who listens to every prayer,
bless you and keep you in God’s 
tender loving care.