Blessing of the Pets 


If you have ever stopped by the church on a Thursday, chances are you have met my dog, August. She is the youth mascot, she knows the church backwards and forwards, and whether they like it or not, she will stop by everyone’s office multiple times a day. She loves to roll in wet grass, hates walking on a leash, and her favorite word is “ball.” I can’t even begin to count her quirks, but nevertheless she’s everything I could have ever asked for. If I had to guess, you would probably describe your pet the same way.   

Pets bring us joy, laughter, and life-lessons that help us live better lives. The author of Job writes, “Ask the animals, and they will teach you; the birds of the air, and they will tell you;…and the fish of the sea will declare to you. In God’s hand is the life of every living thing.” The trees, the animals, and land. We are called to care for all of it. Pets are just one important piece of that creation. Whether that pet is a dog, a cat, a lizard, a bird, a fish, or anything else, I sincerely hope you will join us for our second annual Blessing of the Pets service. May this be a time to honor not only our pets and companions whom we love so dearly, but to also remember the rest of creation that God so beautifully designed! Join us Sunday afternoon, October 8th at 4:00 P.M. Please bring your pets leashed or crated and meet in the parking lot near the portico. I look forward to seeing you all!   

Sarah Laurence