There has been a fantastic response to the ‘Baptism Bears’ article which appeared in the last edition of ‘Christ in the Centre’.
The first of the donated knitted Baptism Bears were presented to families at Six Mile on Sunday 25 March 2012.
An explanation was given before the service about their donation and how they could be used as a helpful reminder to teach the children about the importance of their baptism – referring to the cross on the bears.
We are very thankful for the care and love that has gone into making all of the Baptism Bears that have been sent through which have now been presented at more than twenty baptisms. We also hear that one lucky Baptism Bear is now resident in the office of SA–NT District President, Pastor David Altus.
For the record, Lutheran pastors in Central Australia conducted well over 100 baptisms during the last twelve months.
For anyone else that may be interested in knitting a bear, the pattern can be obtained from the FRM Support Worker for the Anmatjere/Alyawarra area, Pastor Ray Morris – firstname.lastname@example.org
‘Bear one another burdens and so fulfil the law of Christ’