Thought for the week 10.2.22

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Recently, I have been learning to crochet with the help of my friends at Kinlochleven Knit and Natter Group, which is held in the Parish Church every week.

The group has contributed to the making of items that will benefit others. They have produced things like baby hats (for premature babies) and consoling toys for children in difficulty. And also outdoor decorations to mark special times of the year.

We plan to continue this work, for it is not ‘just’ knitting! It is a practical way to show our care and concern for others. We have found some motivation for our actions from a story found in the Bible.

There was a craft worker Tabitha (also known as Dorcas). Acts 9:36-39 implies that she had been charitable and kind.

The Apostle Peter brought her back to life after she had died. Those who loved her were amazed. He did this by the power of God and enabled her to go on to help others.

Today I would like to appeal for the ‘Dorcas’ spirit to continue to grow in our community.

Our Presbytery has contact with Church Mission Partners based in Zambia. We understand that they urgently require new baby clothes for one of their projects.

Can anyone else help us by providing knitted or crocheted baby clothing for those in need?

If so, please contact; Reverend Marion Kinnear, The Manse, Lochaber Road, Kinlochleven. PH50 4QW.

Reverend Marion Kinnear, Auxiliary Minister, Nether Lochaber.