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OCTOBER 2, 2016
WORLD COMMUNION SUNDAY
Rev. Peggy McDonagh and Rev. Kelley Warner
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- THANKSGIVING SUNDAY – October 9 2016
We invite people to bring by fresh produce for decorating the church for Thanksgiving. These items can be dropped off at the church during the week.
- FOOD BANK
Please bring items for the Food Bank that will be sent to the University of Calgary for their Food Bank. There are many students using the Food Bank but supplies are low so let’s extend our generosity to them and this program.
- BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS SERVICE – October 23, 2016
Goldfish, lizards and rabbits are more than welcome. Snakes, however, are another issue altogether.
October 4 is the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. St. Francis (1182-1226) was a monk who founded the contemporary order of Franciscans. He was known for his vow of poverty and his special connection to animals, among many other things. In recognition of St. Francis St. David’s United will hold a "blessing of the animals" worship on Sunday, Oct. 23.
Pets are part of the one world family and are wonderful companions. The service is an opportunity for people to recognize their pets and have them blessed - whether it's for divine protection over them or thanking God for their pets. "It's about recognizing that animals are a part of our world, and a very important part of our world." If your pet does not “play well with others,” please bring a picture and we will say a blessing for them. Birds should be kept in cages. Dogs and cats should be kept on a leash or in their safe pet home cage.
Please join on this special day as we honor our faithful pet companions.