Thursday, September 26, 2013

 Wednesday, September 25, 2013 members and friends of Faith United Church of Christ gathered for the Annual Blessing of the Pets service.  This year we were joined by cats, dogs and a pretty little bunny rabbit.

Our liturgy began with a short verse: "How many are your works, O God!  In wisdom you have made them all."  Psalm 104:24

We sang "God of the Sparrow God of the Whale", read scriptures lessons from Genesis, Psalm 104 and Romans.  We offered prayers of confession for our human failures to tend better our pets and our plant.

We heard words of forgiveness and pardon for our shortcomings.  We offered prayers of thanks and blessing for our pets.  We sang "All Things Bright and Beautiful"

Pastor Bob then moved to each pet and each pet caretaker to lay hands on them, bless them in God's name and offer thanks for the gifts pets and pet caretakers give to one another.

This blessing of the animals service is just one our special services scheduled for fall.  Why not join us each Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. for worship?  You will always be welcome!

Our annual celebration of fall will be Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 9:30 a.m.  Join us for readings, poetry, songs, and art works that celebrate the season.

No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey. . .You are welcome here!

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