Blessings of the Blankets

Yesterday we blessed 13 blankets made by members friends and co-workers of Sausalito Presbyterian Church, as well as the many delightful and wonderful customers of Bluebird.  Sophie, the owner of Bluebird, was there (with her lovely husband Jason), and Judy, who singlehandedly put together at least 5 of the blankets (nothing like having a real crocheter, not to mention a fab knitter, in your midst to get the job done).   Alison of the knit-stitch put together this lovely display at the front of our worship space:

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The needles are from her grandmother’s set.   Sophie announced in worship that a customer was inspired by the project to get her child’s school to put together their own blanket, so the seeds of the project are already spreading.  Here’s the blessing that the congregation was led in yesterday:

Blessing of the Blankets

Blessed be the hands that have touched life:
Hands that bring forth new life in lands far away,
Hands of mothers who nurture new life in hard places with warm hearts,
Blessed be the works of your hands.

Blessed be the hands that have touched life:
Hands that teach young ones how to read and add,
Hands that create a thirst for knowledge and minds for learning
Blessed be the works of your hands.

Blessed be the hands that have touched life:
Hands that generously give of their time and talents to those that they do not know
Hands that seek peace in a time of war,
Blessed be the works of your hands.

Blessed be the hands that have touched life:
Hands that stitch by stitch link humanity together across the continents
Hands that create beautiful garments of warmth for cold nights
Blessed be the works of your hands.
This we pray in the name of the Creating God.  Amen.

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