Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Annual Pet Blessing

On Saturday, October 5 we will celebrate the Feast of St Francis of Assisi with our annual Blessing of Pets at 3:00 pm on the church lawn.

St. Francis was known, among other things, for preaching not only to people but to the animals as well, as a part of God's creation.  Our worship will allow us to give thanks to God for the blessings of creation, for the multitude of animals around us, and especially for those animals who are our companions in life.
We welcome pets of all shapes and sizes (in the past we even had an ant farm!) to come for the short worship service and an individual prayer of blessing.  Pets should be on leash or in a suitable carrier. 
As St. Francis also cared for the poor, giving away his own wealth and living in poverty, please bring a item of food for the NDG Food Depot.

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