Gods Work Our Hands
Christ has no body now but yours. No hands, no feet on earth but yours. Yours are the eyes through which he looks compassion on this world. Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good. Yours are the hands through which he blesses all the world. Yours are the hands, ours are the feet, ours are the eyes, you are his body. Christ has no body now on earth but yours.” – Teresa of Avila
By Beth Lema
These words inspired the group of men and women who came together to form STM’s Gods Work Our Hands ministry in July of 2017. Each crafter has shared their unique talents of Wood Working, Quilting, Baking, Crocheting, Beading, Knitting, Stitching, Sewing, Paper Crafting, and talents that are yet to be tapped from within. These crafters share their talents and prayer life with each item that they craft.
This ministry was formed to help support the other ministries within our parish and to foster community outreach. Since its inception we have handcrafted prayer squares, prayer shawls, baby blankets, prayer beads, quilts, bookmarks, and note cards of care. These items have been given to our STM ministries within Pastoral Care, Parish Nursing and Youth Ministries, and most recently The SISTERS retreat.
Our community outreach has given hand sewed adult bibs to Valley Life, quilts to Andre House to support their fundraising activity, and we are now working on a Welcome Quilt for our Habitat for Humanity Home which STM works on every year.
We share a mission statement which states; “We come together by working with hands and hearts to service our parish family ministries and local community through outreach projects. May these projects be gifts of peace for the ones receiving them.”
As our ministry grows all are welcome to join us with their talents and ideas of service.
We meet on the third Thursday of the month at 6:30PM in our parish hall.
We pray, We share, We bless our work. We create, We craft; for We are God’s Hands here on earth.April 11, 2018