St. John’s On The Lake Seventh Annual “Pet Blessing” Service For The Community 10/4/09

ST. JOHN’S ON THE LAKE CHURCH TO HOST SEVENTH ANNUAL “PET BLESSING” SERVICE FOR THE COMMUNITY
Fido, Fluffy and Ferris the Ferret of all Denominations are Welcome
Sunday, October 4

Realizing that pets are an integral part of many families, St. John’s on the Lake United Methodist Church is once again hosting a favorite community tradition when Pastor Melissa Pisco conducts the seventh annual “pet blessing” service on Sunday, October 4, at 11 a.m. in the St. John’s sanctuary. Well-behaved pets and their human companions of all faiths and denominations are welcome at this special service. Following the service, St. John’s congregation and their pet guests will host a special “yappy hour” on the church’s outdoor patio overlooking Surprise Lake.

The St. John’s pet blessing service celebrates the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and the environment. This Feast Day pays homage to the founder of the Franciscan Order who was renowned as a lover of all creation.

“The annual pet blessing is one of our favorite and most heartwarming community events,” said Pastor Pisco. “Our furry, finned and feathered family members are such a special part of our lives. This service gives us a chance to reinforce the spiritual message that ‘all creatures, great and small’ are deserving of our love and compassion. It’s also a sacred time to honor our companions for the peace and love they lend to our anxious world.”

St. John’s is located at 4760 Pine Tree Drive, Miami Beach. For more information, call the church office at (305) 531-7166.

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