“All Creatures Great and Small” – Blessings of the Animals on St. Francis Day — On Sunday, October 8 at 4:00 p.m. we remember and honor the life and ministry of Francis of Assisi, and will celebrate this feast day with our annual Blessing of the Animals. We will offer a brief liturgy with prayers and blessings for your special furry, or slimy, family members OUTSIDE in the The Grove, weather permitting! If weather is NOT permitting, we’ll move into the Great Hall. On this day at our morning worship services we will bless all those special critters in our life of the stuffed animal variety. So bring your favorite friends to church with you for this special blessing!