A blessing for animals
Almighty and everlasting God,
Creator of all things and giver of all life,
let your blessing be upon all these animals.
May our relationship with them mirror your love,
and our care for them be an example of your bountiful mercy.
Grant the animals health and peace.
Strengthen us to love and care for them
as we strive to imitate the love of Jesus Christ
our Lord and your servant Francis. Amen.
—From the “Book of Common Worship” (2018), A Service for the Blessing of the Animals
First Presbyterian Church of Edgewood will hold its Pet Blessing on the day traditionally observed (though not by Presbyterians) as the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, October 4. This year that falls on a Tuesday and our event will take place on the side lawn between 6:00 and 7:00PM. Treats for pets and their companions will be available as Pastor Jason blesses the animals as they are brought to him.