Sunday, October 06, 2019, 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

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At the Eucharist on the Sunday nearest the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, St. Mark's celebrates special liturgies of the Blessing of the Animals and Care of Creation.

Join us for one of the congregation's favorite Sundays of the year—and bring your pets for blessing. Please have well-behaved dogs on leash and leave others in the car until blessing time. Cats are best in carriers, birds in cages, and other critters in whatever portable enclosure will keep them—and us—safe. Camels and horses can be staked in the churchyard—we'll come to them.

The readings for the day are selected by the Episcopal Church for the Care of Creation liturgy. The readings this year from the Book of Occasional Services (pp. 100-111) include:

Job 12:7-10a

Luke 12:22-38

If you have other questions, please phone the church and talk to office staff: 208-882-2022.

PLEASE NOTE: If you can't make the morning service, there will be animal blessing at this evening's Welcome Table at 5 pm. Welcome Table is a liturgy specifically with our wee ones in mind. Pizza follows at 6.