Friday, July 6, 2012

Good People of the Northwood Congregational Church, UCC
This Sunday, July 8, we will be Blessing our animals in our worship time.   This has proven to be a very meaningful time to many and we hope you and your pets will join us.
I am always amazed at how well the animals get along, so don't hesitate to Fido, Fifi, or Sam the Salamander (in a salamander holder).   If you don't think your animals will enjoy church, or are too big to come into our Sanctuary, bring a picture and God can bless your pet from afar.
This service does put a little more work on those good people who keep our Sanctuary clean.   So if you would be willing to spend 1/2 hour or so in the next week vacuuming extra animal hair, we would greatly appreciate it.   Let me know when that would be convennient and we will make sure you can get into the Sanctuary.
Often, Blessing of the Animals is done around the celebration of St. Francis, who believed all of creation was his Sister or Brother.  As we celebrate all that God has made, the special relationship we have with our animal friends, and that anything brings us into worship with God, we would love to have you join us.
Blessing on this glorious weekend.  
Gayle Murphy