Crafting Ministries at Our Saviour’s
Crafting Groups are currently meeting virtually on Zoom. com.
Our Saviour’s has several crafting groups working together to create items for mission. Prayer beads and shawls, little dresses for Africa, hand-stamped cards, and quilts are all made and given with love.
Meets on the last Thursday of the month, 6:45-8:45 p.m.
Do you love to make things from beads? Do you want to learn to make things from beads? This group enjoys fellowship while making prayer beads, 23rd Psalm bracelets, and many other Christian gifts that are given out by the pastors and BeFrienders. The beaders have also made hundreds of beaded items to be given out to people who are hurting, hungry, and or sick.
Little Dresses for Africa
Join this partnership group once a month and sew for mission. Sessions will be from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
You are welcome to come for as little or as much of that time as you like. Bring your sewing machine, a pair of scissors, and a bag lunch.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Do you enjoy knitting or crocheting? Consider making prayer shawls for those who would welcome the comfort of prayer. Prayer shawls are knit or crocheted by people from Our Saviour’s. A prayer shawl is intended to be a reminder of God’s ever present love which is as near to us as our own body is to our spirit. It is a gift for every time and every occasion, joyful or sorrowful, for every season and circumstance of life, when we are weeping or celebrating. Prayers are said over the shawl as it is being made and the knitter/crocheter dedicates it to God and His purposes. These shawls are distributed to those who are suffering from illness or grief.
Click Prayer Shawl Brochure for knit and crochet instructions.
Do you enjoy making cards? Would you like to learn to make cards? This group creates and donates cards to be used by the staff, Confirmation, First Communion students, and many other events that may arise. They also maintain a self-serve greeting card stand, where folks can purchase any greeting cards they may need. All proceeds are donated to the General Fund. This group has also grown to be a wonderful Christian support group. The Stamping Group welcomes donations of A2 envelopes and cardstock!
Thursday Morning Quilters
Meets on the first and third Thursdays, 9:00 a.m.-noon
The Thursday Morning Quilters meet twice a month to tie quilts for mission. Last year 48 quilts were given to Lutheran World Relief as well as the Alexandra House, Jesus Delivers, Habitat for Humanity, and needs within our own community. We welcome anyone who wishes to join us and learn to tie quilts while making new friends! If you can tie a knot, you can be part of this group!
Quilting Blocks in Stages
Meets on the first and third Tuesdays, 6:30-9:00 p.m.
Do you enjoy making quilts? Would you like to learn to quilt? Quilting Blocks in Stages meets twice a month and sponsors three quilt retreats each year. Together they work on mission quilts that are donated to places such as: The Linus Project (a project giving blankets to sick children in local hospitals), Habitat for Humanity, Benefit for Breast Cancer (in the form of a silent auction/raffle), North Anoka County Emergency Food Shelf, Alexandra House (for mothers and children who are victims of domestic abuse), and more.
The Quilting Blocks in Stages quilt group will be starting a Quilt-a-long. Each person will be making their own version of the same quilt over the winter months. Every two weeks directions will be sent out for the next step via text message. Participants can also take part in optional Zoom meetings as we troubleshoot and cheer each other on. Zoom meetings are on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month at 7:00 pm. Basic quilt knowledge and supplies needed. Contact the church office to sign up.