10 AM with Rev. Dr. Patience Stoddard and Sparrow F. Alden, CRE.
In studying inspiring people of all faiths, we find wisdom. Saint Francis of Assisi perceived that the love of God extends to all creatures and considered the sparrows his brothers. In honor of his October birthday, we will consider his life and works as well as the concept of blessing.
Animals are welcome today: carried animals, photos of animals, or mementos of animals will join us in the sanctuary as we learn how to bless our winged, four-footed, and finned sisters and brothers. Pets on foot will wait in their cars until the first part of the service concludes, then join us with leashes, leads, or carriers, in the back yard.
Simultaneous children’s religious education: Children will hear the Spirit Play Story of Saint Francis and re-join the congregation for the animal blessings.
Fellowship and coffee at 11; New Friends and Visitors Circle at 11:45