Midweek Message

Update, Thursday, October 1, 2020

Jim Hopkins

September 30, 2020


Blessing of the Animals this Saturday

If you have been longing for an in-person event at LABC then please drop by between 1-3 on Saturday afternoon for a socially-distanced, wear your mask, Blessing of the Animals. I will be on the front porch of the Sanctuary between 1-3. You are invited to bring your animal companion, a picture of your animal companion or a memory of your animal companion. I will give a blessing, offer a prayer and share a treat. It will be good to see you and the furry, feathered and scaly members of your household.

A Blessing for a Beloved Animal

Blessed are you, Lord God,
who made every living thing with which the water teems,
and every winged bird,
the livestock,
the creatures that move along the ground,
and the wild animals,
and called it all “good.”
Thank you for this animal,
for its life that comes from you,
and for the love and joy it brings.
Please bless this creature
and let our loving care for him/her be a reflection of your loving nature.
We praise you for all your beauty in creation, and especially for this expression of your love.
Blessed are you, Lord our God, in all your creatures! Amen.
(Bob Hostetler)

Together In Spirit gathers tonight at 6:00


Pastor Jim