Blessing the Animals

This Sunday we will bless the pets that bless us. We will be outdoors (and on Zoom) and all well-mannered pets are welcome to join us. Pets that don’t relish travel or other animals are welcome to attend in the form of a picture. We will have a chance to share what makes our particular pet special. This is a multi-generation service and children will stay for the whole service. The attention span of dogs may be short, so we will plan on a condensed service. Feel free to bring extra snacks to share (human and pet snacks) and we will enjoy each other’s company after the short service.

Order of Service

  • Opening Hymn: #361 Enter, Rejoice, and Come In
  • Welcome
  • Chalice Lighting
  • Wisdom Tale
  • Call to Worship: Ian Riddell
  • Shared Singing: All God’s Critters Got a Place in the Choir
  • Meditation For Our Departed Animal Friends: Thich Nhát Hanh
  • Prayer, Candles of Joys, Sorrows & Gratitude
  • Sung Prayer: Rev. Rebecca Parker
  • Blessing of the Animals
  • Hymn: # 1010 We Give Thanks
  • Offertory
  • Shared Singing: Hymn #402, From You I Recieve
  • Announcements
  • Benediction: Pablo Hendrick
  • Extinguishing the Chalice
  • Invitation and Final Wave