Bears in the Sanctuary

As a sign of the love, care, and prayers of this faith community we have a Teddy Bear Ministry at St. Paul. Bears have been lovingly given away and found new homes in many places. Some have been given as birthday gifts, friendship presents, or prayer partners. If you know someone who would be comforted by this symbol of God’s presence in our lives, please take a Bear and give it in love.

Each Teddy Bear comes with a tag that reads the following:

This bear has sat among the congregation of St. Paul Lutheran Church during worship service. It has heard God’s Word of grace and mercy, prayers for healing and comfort, praises sung, sermons preached. It has been loved by St. Paul and soaked in God’s love. Now it comes to you to share these blessings of worship and love.


Locations the Teddy Bears have visited to date

Doylestown, PA,
Manhattan, NY
New Jersey
Longmeadow, MA
Wilbraham, MA
East Longmeadow, MA
Washington, DC
New Hampshire
Boston, MA
Washington, D.C.
Nokesville, VA
Somers, CT
Hebron, CT
Agawam, MA
Charlotte, NC
Hong Kong
Perry, Iowa
Ireland