Blessing of the Animals on October 2 at 11:30am – Ballard Commons Park
All creatures great and small are welcome to come with their companion people for a Blessing of the Animals in honor of St. Francis Day at 11:30am on Sunday, October 2nd, in Ballard Commons Park. Please bring pets with their leashes, cages or carriers for their own safety and comfort. All are welcome, whether they have fur, feathers, scales or just skin. This is a kid-friendly event.
In addition to the blessing, St. Luke’s will conduct a service of remembrance for our pets loved and lost and a celebration of creation. We will have dog and cat treats, copies of the St. Francis prayer that begins with “Make me an instrument of your peace,” and a chance to join other lovers of animals in giving thanks for the blessing they are in our lives.
Immediately afterward (at noon) will be the Homeless Remembrance Leaf Dedication, which will include hearing the loving stories of those lost on the street this past year and the installation of a leaf bearing each name, so that every person will have a place to be remembered. Learn more in this article by the Ballard News-Tribune.
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Sundays at St. Luke’s
Bible Conversations 9am
Luke’s Lambs (nursery) available
Coffee & treats after church
Get out of the rain and play inside! Children ages 5 and under and their caregivers are invited to join us every Monday from 10 am to noon to meet other families and enjoy toys, puzzles, books, and snacks.
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