September 15 – Blessing of the Animals

September 15 – Blessing of the Animals


All God’s creatures got a place – God of paw and wing, fin and tail, purring delight and barks of joy.  Today we blessed the animals….those family pets who joined us in church, those who brought pictures of their beloved pets and we remembered our beloved pets who have passed.

Scripture  Psalm 150 and Job 12:  7-10   read by Linda Tuck

Video of  ‘God and Dog’  by Wendy J. Francisco.  Link to video:

Reflection –   Animal Teachers     Rev. Donalee Williams

Music leadership today by Kimberly Hanmer and Joyce Reid with sound affects by Jill Linkert.  Music included:  ‘What a wonderful World’;  ‘A Place in the Choir’;  ‘Brother Sister Creatures’; ‘All Things Bright and Beautiful’ and Bouree.

Such well behaved dogs attended the service.  Each pet was blessed, received a treat and a goodie bag to take home.