Our small village church in Williamsford has been able to assist the Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR) in a big way. At a worship service yesterday they blessed and then boxed up for shipping 584 knitted teddy bears, 86 quilts, blankets and afghans and 26 baby and children’s knitted hats and sweaters. Home Hardware staff in Southampton helped us to box up these gifts to be sent to those in need. They will be shipped to Winnipeg to CLWR and then flown out to those in need in all parts of the world.
It is so gratifying for our congregation to be a part of this well needed project – helping those in other parts of the world. People in need will be able to cradle and hug these teddies and others will be wrapped in the quilts thus receiving warmth, love and caring from us.
May God’s grace be upon these shawls, quilts and teddy bears, warming and comforting and enfolding and embracing.
Each stitch was sewn with love.
This is a very exciting and meaningful project for our church members. As well, many friends of congregation members became involved in the project and contributed knitted bears and quilts.
Rev Darlyne Rath