Animal Blessing – Sunday, Oct. 6th @ 8:00 & 10:30 AM

REMINDER

There will be No Sunday School meeting on October 6th. Instead, we invite you to join us for a special time of worship and loving care of the animals that have given us so much joy in our lives.

We will honor those that are with us, that have passed away and even well-traveled fuzzy stuffed friends that have been hauled around wherever we go.

ST. FRANCIS & ST. CLARE

Every year we celebrate the Feasts of St. Francis and St. Clare by offering Animal Blessings during both morning worship services at 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM. This year we will gather in the main church sanctuary – look for the double red doors!

BRING A PET, A PHOTO OF A PET OR A STUFFED ANIMAL FOR A BLESSING

If you would like to have your pet blessed be sure to bring them with you on Sunday.

There will be water available, and both cat and dog kibble as an added treat in the courtyard following service!

ANIMAL CARE/SAFETY

Please make sure animals feel secure; keep animals on a leash, in a cage, or in an enclosure of choice, as we want to make sure all creatures large and small are welcome.

If you have an animal that may find it awkward to bring or that may struggle in the company of other people or animals, please consider bringing a photo image of your beloved pet to receive a blessing.

Readings for the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost: Psalm 37:1-10, The First Reading is Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4, The Second Reading is 2 Timothy 1:1-14 and the Gospel is Luke 17:5-10.

MEMORY VERSE FOR THE WEEK

The Memory Verse if you choose to use it is: “Trust the Lord and live right…” – Psalms 37:3a (CEV -Contemporary English Version)

QUESTIONS OR INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING

For questions or interest in volunteering, contact Sue Beckham, Family Ministry Director.

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