Aug 18, 2019 | Pet Sunday (9:30AM)

Blessing of Pets and Animals | 9:30am 

Welcome to worship as we gather in the name of the Father, the Son, and Holy Spirit.

Psalm 8
O Lord our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!
you whose glory is chanted above the heavens out of the mouths of infants and children;
you have set up a fortress against your enemies, to silence the foe and avenger.
When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars you have set in their courses,
what are mere mortals that you should be mindful of them,
human beings that you should care for them?
Yet you have made them little less than divine;
with glory and honor you crown them.
You have made them rule over the works of your hands;
you have put all things under their feet:
all flocks and cattle,
even the wild beasts of the field,
the birds of the air, the fish of the sea,
and whatever passes along the paths of the sea.
O Lord our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!

Hymn – Morning Has Broken

Prayer of the Day The Lord be with you. And also with you. Let us pray. (Prayer of St. Francis)
Lord, make us instruments of your peace. Where there is hatred, let us sow love; Where there is injury, pardon; Where there is doubt, faith; Where there is despair, hope; Where there is darkness, light; Where there is sadness, joy. O Divine Master, Grant that we may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; To be understood as to understand; To be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive; It is in pardoning that we are pardoned; And it is in dying that we are born to eternal live. Amen
A reading from Revelation. Revelation 5:13
Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them, singing, “To the one seated on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!”
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Hymn – All Creatures, Worship God Most High

Hymn – All Things Bright and Beautiful

Blessing of Pets and Animals
Let us pray. Almighty and everlasting God, Creator of all things and giver of all life, let your blessing be upon all these animals. May our relationships with them mirror your love, and our care for them be an example of your bountiful mercy. Grant these animals health and peace. Strengthen us to love and care for them as we strive to imitate the love of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Dismissal Go in peace, serve the Lord. Thanks be to God.

Individual Blessing of Pets As you and your pets are comfortable, individual blessings with words and water will be shared.

May you be blessed in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
And, may you and your family enjoy life together with God. Amen.