God said: “Let the waters bring forth swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the dome of the sky.” So God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, of every kind, with which the waters swarm, and every winged bird of every kind. And God saw that it was good. God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth. …Let the earth bring forth living creatures of every kind: cattle and creeping things and wild animals of the earth of every kind.” And it was so. God made the wild animals of the earth of every kind, and the cattle of every kind, and everything that creeps upon the ground of every kind. And God saw that it was good.
On Saturday, October 7, 11:00 am we will be having a Blessing of the Animals service at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ. This service is a recognition of God’s love and care for all the creatures of the earth. The service will be at the Prayer Garden located at the southwest corner of the property, at the dead end of Ash St. so, bring your pets, be they furry, scaley, feathery, cuddly, or hard, so that they may receive God’s blessings. This service is not just for pets, but for all God’s creatures. Feel free to bring a picture of your favorite animal or one that is endangered; we want to be inclusive of all God’s creatures great and small. Please tell all your neighbors and friends and invite them to this celebration of God’s creation. If you have any questions call the church