The Prayer Chain is an important ministry utilizing one of the more powerful resources we have – prayer. This important ministry comes with a great responsibility. People will be sharing with God the concerns, hurts, pains, and joys of those in need.
Please contact Pastor Jean if you would be willing to receive prayer requests via email or telephone.
The Mary and Martha Prayer Shawl Ministry meets regularly in the church library. Members are happy to teach anyone to knit or crochet. Besides prayer shawls, this ministry also makes chemo caps. Attending the group meeting isn’t mandatory – anyone can knit or crochet from home and turn their work in to the group. Every completed shawl is prayed over by the group, with special prayers and blessings for different circumstances, and a copy of the prayer is included with the shawl. Before being presented to the recipient the shawl is brought forward in worship to be blessed and the prayers of the congregation are added.
Shawls are available for any person, for any need. Please notify Pastor Jon or Pastor Jean, or the office if you know of someone who would be comforted by being “wrapped in the love of Our Savior’s” and of “Our Savior!”
Our Savior’s Prayer Labyrinth is located in the back of the empty lot across from the parking lot, between the fence and the row of trees to the east. The labyrinth is open to the public as a place to pray, find comfort in God’s embrace, and connect with Jesus. We encourage it’s use by anyone – like you!
A labyrinth is not a maze; it is not designed to confuse. Rather, a labyrinth is a path that leads one from the surrounding space into a center that figuratively is set a part from the world. As one slowly walks the path, one has the opportunity to withdraw from the diversions and distractions of a busy and hectic life, and to focus instead on God’s invitation to enter into a relationship with Jesus. At the center of the labyrinth is a place to sit, meditate, pray, and listen to God speak. When the time is right, the path leads one back out (slowly) into the world, in order to go forth to be a faithful disciple of Jesus, empowered by all the gifts of God’s Holy Spirit.
The Prayer Labyrinth at Our Savior’s was a Senior Exit Project by Kessler Goodenough, with Tim Jones as his mentor. We are thankful to Kessler and Tim for their work!
The labyrinth was blessed on Sunday, October 28, 2018. You can see the blessing here.
Come, walk…pray…listen…depart…and live a faithful life of discipleship!
OUR SAVIOR’S LUTHERAN CHURCH
359 N. Leonard
West Salem, WI 54669