Despite the pouring rain on Saturday, October 8, an undeterred crowd of Trinity folks and pets gathered outside the Welcome Center to celebrate the Blessing of the Animals. We shared in a liturgy of music, scripture, message, and blessing our animal companions. In our gathering, reading, and singing, we were reminded of the connection and interdependence of all of God’s creatures and the whole of creation. We remembered that God made us stewards of creation and that we need to care for it. The highlight of the service came when we brought forward the nonhuman members of our families (some in person, and some in picture) for individual laying on of hands and blessing by name. Great thanks go to Pastor Drew and the Creation Care Committee for leading this joyful experience of worship!

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