Sunday worship was a bit harrier than usual this week. Animals filled the isles of St. Andrew's as we gathered for a special blessing of the animals. Blessing of the animals is an exciting St. Andrew's tradition that honors St. Francis, who expressed his devotion to God by loving and caring for all living things.
Donna Haub provided a sermon titled "Return on Investment," where she spoke about why our investment in animals and God's creation is so important. Pastor Sarah followed the sermon by singing "Feed the Birds." Everyone then headed outside to the courtyard with their pets to receive a blessing and enjoy treats and refreshments.
Our pets fill a large part in our everyday lives. They teach children responsibility, provide us with unconditional love and companionship, do not judge us, and remind us that love transcends language, ability, and race.