I've heard of blessing of the fleet and blessing of the crops but I don't think I've ever heard of blessing of the animals. But---that only seems fair. Our pets are precious to us, like family. Meadville United Methodist Church had a service this morning that was for Blessing of the Animals. We had a nice group of both members and guests that brought pets and pictures of pets. We had prayers and music and then each pet was personally blessed by name by Brother Tim. The weather was beautiful and the service was very nice. I hope the animals felt as blessed as I did! Here are some pictures.
Piper was on her best behavior. She was decked out in her new pink halter and leash. I was so proud of her for not barking continuously and trying to attack the other dogs. She acted like a real lady at church!!
The Brookhaven Animal Rescue League has a special place in a lot of our hearts. Several of the pets that belong to MUM members came from BARL. We support them in lots of ways. The Youth will give 10% of their fundraising monies to BARL. I hope this service becomes a tradition at our church and that it grows with people and pets.