First, Opening night for Raft of the Medusa, a Theatre Within production, is this Friday night, October 4th at 8pm! This play will run through Oct. 6th and Oct. 10th thru the 15th. For more details and ticket information visit our website and click on “Support the Church” link.
Second, This Sunday (October 6) at 10am will be having our Blessing of the Animals Celebration. This will be a part of our regular service in the Celebration Room. You’re encouraged to bring your animal companion (dogs, cats, chickens, turtles, snakes, birds, etc) for a special time of blessing.
Children are encouraged to bring your stuffed animals to receive blessings as well! You can also bring a photo of your animal companion (if it’s too challenging to bring them to church) for a blessing.
I have had a special connection and love for animals all of my life. I have also been greatly influenced by St. Francis and Albert Schweitzer. Toward the end of his long life, Schweitzer was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for dedicating his whole life to teaching that, “We must never permit the voice of humanity within us to be silenced. It is man’s sympathy with all creatures that first makes him truly a man.”
Truly, all God’s critters have a place in the choir. Invite your friends who might want to have their precious animal companion blessed as well.
With love & gratitude,