On Sunday, November 13, at both the 8:00 and 9:30 Sanctuary worship services, over 25 quilts made by the women in our Mission Quilts ministry will be blessed by the congregation before being transported to the Lutheran World Relief distribution center in New Windsor, MD. These quilts are a labor of love that truly make a difference in the lives of those living in Third World countries. In addition to keeping one warm in bed they also serve as a protection from the sun and wind, a room partition, ground cover for eating and sleeping, as well as a way to wrap up multiple items as “luggage” when traveling from one place to another.
Led by Cheryl Hastings and Millie King, the Mission Quilts ministry at Our Savior meets on the first and second Thursdays of the month in the Conference Room 112 from 9:00-11:30 AM sewing together the fabric squares that are then sewn to the backing with batting in between. Then comes the community building part when all three are sewn together with pieces of yarn that secure the batting to both sides of the quilt. It must be a lot of fun because you can hear the laughter throughout the first floor whenever they meet. There is plenty of room around the table for more quilters so check them out on a Thursday in the beginning of the month to join in the joy and fun of making a difference in the lives of people bound together in the body of Christ by love.