Monday, October 3, 2011

Pet Blessing - Oct 2nd

Our church held a Pet Blessing on Sunday. Lots for dogs, a hamster, a couple of snakes, and even some prize winning roosters attended the service. A good time was had by all. The weather was perfect and the animals listened attentively. It was great to see so many loved animals.

All the animals listened attentively.

Gracie and Shelly receive their blessing

Pastor Doug did a great job of emphasizing the importance of pets in our lives and how the relationship mirrors the love God has for all His creation.

Almighty and everlasting God, Creator of all things and giver of all life, let your blessing be upon all these animals. May our relationships with them mirror your love, and our care for them be an example of your bountiful mercy. Grant each of us and the animals we love the health and peace needed to restore wholeness to your creation. Strengthen us to love and care for them as we strive to imitate the love of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

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