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Sunday Worship, 9:30 AM

Blessing of the Animals, October 8

Blessing of the Animals
Sunday October 8, 2023, 3 PM
Grace Undercroft

Bring your animal companions, as well as emotional support and service animals, to Grace Episcopal Church for a special blessing. This special event is held every year in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, whose feast day is October 4.

God’s animals inhabit the skies, the land and the sea; we share the earth with them, and like them rely on God’s blessing to sustain and preserve us. We gather in communion and friendship with Francis of Assisi who preached to animals and moved throughout the known world sharing God’s unconditional love for all beings. Remembering Francis’s love for all God’s creatures, bring forward the animals entrusted to your care that we may bless them…”

from “The Blessing of the Animals,” Book of Occasional Services 2022

Man wearing priest's robe kneeling to bless a dog.

Welcome to Grace

We welcome everyone, as you are and where you are; whatever your age, sex, race, marital status, financial status, sexual orientation, or position in life, you are God’s beloved.  You are welcome to worship with us, here in person, or from anywhere in the world live on Zoom. Contact us to receive the weekly Zoom invitation and service bulletin.

We believe in the transforming grace of Jesus Christ.

We believe in the Holy Trinity: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

We follow and believe the teachings of the Nicene Creed.

We are an open, loving, forgiving, accepting congregation, following the example of Jesus Christ. 

Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday
Other times by appointment

Priest-in-Charge: Rev. Dr. Thomas P. Hansen

Parish Administrator: Emily Thompson