Animal Blessing – Oct. 2nd

IN HONOR OF THE FEASTS OF ST. FRANCIS AND ST. CLARE

In honor of the Feasts of St. Francis and St. Clare OF Assisi, we will celebrate with Animal Blessings on Sunday October 2nd at both morning services.

BRING YOUR PETS

Be sure to bring pets on a leash or in a carrier, cage or bowl. Bring all your furry, fluffy, smooth or scaly critters with you to sit in the pew.

We will be blessing pets, stuffed animals of every hue, and photos of pets brought by you.

WATER & KIBBLE AVAILABLE

Water and kibble will be available at both services.

We look forward to seeing you here!

Slider art imagery of St. Francis & St. Clare derived from public domain images of (1) “The Ecstasy of St. Francis” by Stefano di Giovanni di Consolo, known as “il Sassetta” (c. 1392 – 1450/51); (2) Fresco (c. 1322–1326) by Simone Martini in the Lower Basilica in Assisi of St. Clare of Assisi.

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Family Eucharist & Animal Blessing – Oct. 4th

Sunday School will not be in session on October 4th. We will instead gather together in honor of St. Francis to celebrate Family Eucharist with an Animal Blessing of God’s furry, feathered and more animal friends and family members.

So, make sure to bring your treasured pet, photo of a beloved feathered-friend or even favorite plushy ones! We we gather as a community to bless and rejoice these special members of our community followed by a reception on the plaza after morning service to share some cake and kibble! – Come one, come all!

Children will have wonderful opportunities to participate by helping fill animal bowls and serve as greeters and a few have rehearsed prayers to share during the 10:30 Worship service.

Nursery Care is available for children ages 0 to age 4 in the Education Building.

READINGS – NINETEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

The Readings for the Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost: will be available soon – please check back!

COMING SOON

Sunday School will reconvene again on October 11th. More details will be available the week leading up to the next session.

Remember to check the website calendar for upcoming events and class information. Don’t forget to check the weekly slider update the day before!

VOLUNTEERS WELCOME

If you would like to teach during the regular school year or help out in the classrooms, please contact Sue Beckham (see below).

QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions or are interested in volunteering, please Contact Sue.

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Animal Blessing Service – October 4th

YOU’RE INVITED

Our Family Ministry Director, Sue Beckham, extends a warm invitation to everyone to join us for our annual Animal Blessing Service.

DATE & TIMES

October 4, 2015 at both the 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM services.

CELEBRATING OUR PETS

A “Cake and Kibble” Reception will be held on the plaza following the 10:30 AM service. Water and kibble will be available at both services.

Be sure to bring pets on a leash or in a carrier, cage or bowl. Bring all your furry, fluffy, smooth or scaly critters with you to sit in the pew. They will prance or bound or crawl or creep to the Altar to be blessed and join you for Communion too. We will be blessing pets, stuffed animals of every hue, and photos of pets brought by you.

Animal cut outs will be provided on which to write the name of pets who cannot join us on that day. There will also be a Memorial Poster on which to write the names of those very special pets who are no longer with us except in our hearts and memories.

QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions please Contact Sue.

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