On the fifth day of October we celebrated the fifth day of Creation
It was a beautiful fall day to gather and sing praises for God’s creation of the heavens and the earth and the animals.
Amid mums and sunshine, an assortment of pets (and their owners) arrived for a special blessing at Messiah Lutheran Church.
There were 26 animals in all with an unusual visit by 2 ferrets.
Together, accompanied by Bob Davis, we sang “All Things Bright and Beautiful” and celebrated and gave thanks for the blessings we have been given through the gift of animals.
Terry Frakes shared her personal experiences as animal lover quoting Job 12 verses 7-10. Special thanks to Michelle Strand for pushing through a beautiful oboe solo although the wind blew her sheet music away. After the service families enjoyed water and snacks provided by Gary and Juli Langford and were treated to a portrait sitting by Meggy deJong. O praise Him! Alleluia!
Here are some additional photos from this event.
|Blessing of the Animals, October 5, 2013|