By Diane Costello
On October 2, 2021, Glen Mar Church hosted a Blessing of the Animals service. The community was invited to bring their pets, large and small, furry or scaled, for this special blessings and to celebrate the love and joy animals bring to our lives.
Pastor Mandy read from Genesis 1 how God created all the living creatures on land, in the sea, and in the air. “God made all sorts of wild animals, livestock, and small animals, each able to produce offspring of the same kind. And God saw that it was good.”
Indeed, animals are good! And more than 20 good pets were each blessed individually by Pastor Mandy. Most were dogs, but a few brave cats attended, too. Pastor Heerak’s cat even had her own leash to walk around!