Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Blessing of the Animals

This Sunday, June 28th our newly forming congregation is sponsoring a “Blessing of the Animals” event at Golden Lake Park in Circle Pines at noon. We’ll start out by gathering to have a short service. I’ll then offer an individual blessing for anyone who wants one for their animal. When that is done we’ll have a picnic and games for the kids.

I have been amazed in the interest in this event. We put up some flyers on the outer wall to our office. Many kids walk by our office every day. I don’t think they have really noticed that our office exists. But when they saw a flyer with animals on it, many of them took the information we put out.

I am praying that this interest will parlay into a good turnout of people on Sunday. The weather promises to be fine, the food will be tasty and the games will be fun. Please come!!

Many churches have done “Blessing of the Animals” event around St. Francis day, which is October 4. Stories abound about St. Francis’ love for animals and his ability to communicate with animals. Perhaps in the future our new congregation could do an annual “Blessing of the Animals” event near St. Francis day.

Golden Lake Park is tucked away a bit, but quite easy to find.
From Lake Drive (#23) turn on Golden Lake Road. Then take a right on West Golden Lake Road. You’ll drive right to the park.

From Lexington Ave turn on Woodland Road (the turn is adjacent to Our Saviors Lutheran church). Take a right on West Golden Lake Road. You’ll drive to the park.

See you Sunday!

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