On the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, three cats, eleven dogs and their 18 humans came to CtK for the third annual Blessing of the Pets service. After several scripture readings, a responsive reading, and a prayer, Pastor Matthew Groenke blessed each pet individually.
The cats were understandably stressed, but the dogs seemed to enjoy getting to know one another and the people on this gorgeous fall afternoon.
The service closed with this appropriate benediction: Go out into God’s world. Be at peace with one another and with all God’s creatures.