Oakdale United Methodist Church
Monday, June 17, 2024
Praise God, Love Others, Grow Spiritually, and Share Jesus!
Prayer Shawl Committee 
Calling all knitters and crocheters: Our knitters have been busy making baby hats, chemo caps, military hats and slippers, and more.  Check out our bulletin board for notes from grateful recipients and the website www.theshipsproject.com for pictures.  Making a prayer shawl requires knitting needles size 10 or 13.  Those who crochet need the larger size hook.  We have patterns and prayers to give you.  One pattern which has enjoyed much attention, thanks to Bishop Weaver, is the Pocket Prayer Shawl.  Please see Judy Sandberg or Kathy Dill for further information.

The Prayer Shawl Committee is proud to announce that we are part of the recently published book, The New Prayer Shawl Companion by Janet Severi Bristow and Victoria A.Cole-Galo. Our contribution is on pages 69 and 70 and feature a Prayer Pocket and a Prayer Square which were created by our Prayer Shawl Ministry. The book us available on Amazon and in bookstores.


Thank you:

Dear Friends of the Oakdale UMC,
My wife and I would like to thank each and every one of you for the beautiful knit hats that your generous hands provided to our family. Our two new additions, our twin son Jack and our twin daughter Tess, slept like two little angels in the warmth your gift provided. We are humbled by your kindness and love.
The Hunters (Sean, Abby, Ryan, Jack, and Tess)
Dear Oakdale United Methodist Friends,
  Thank YOU so much for this pattern.  We are delighted to offer a
meaningful project for those who are not up to making an entire shawl.  You
are an answer to prayer!
Rev. Janet Leighninger
Christ Church
Greetings, and Happy Easter!
Thank you so much for this wonderful ministry - we have already made hundreds
and some have gone to Afghanistan with one of our servicemen.
St. Nicholas UMC in Hull, MA