Animal Blessing Worship Service

September 18, 2022

Prelude: “Creative God, You Spread the Earth” Tune: Kingsfold, Words by the Reverend Ruth Duck, United Church of Christ (1991) – Erich Sylvester, Guitar

Greetings & Announcements

Hymn: Morning Has Broken

Scripture Readings: Genesis 1:20-25, Genesis 2:18-20, Secrets of Heaven #1823 (Swedenborg)

Pastoral Reflection – Rev. Junchol Lee

Duet: “Like a Shepherd” Words and Music by Bob Dufford, SJ, Music: Scottish traditional – Erich Sylvester & Heather Garland

Blessing of the Animals

A Reading: “Blessing for All” by L. Annie Foerster (adapted)

Closing Hymn: For the Beauty of the Earth