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Blessing of the Animals, September 25 in New Paltz
September 25 @ 9:30 am
Redeemer Lutheran Church in New Paltz will hold its annual Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, September 25 (rain date October 2) at 9:30 a.m. on the front lawn of the church for the blessing and a 25-minute worship service. All animals — whether on leashes, in cages, in boxes or bowls, or under saddle — and their humans are welcome. If your animal can’t come, bring a picture or a stuffed animal as a stand-in. Animals and their humans don’t have to be Lutheran to be blessed. We’re celebrating all of creation.
There will also be a “love offering” to raise funds for the Humane Society of Walden — a no-kill animal shelter. The primary mission of this organization is to provide care while finding permanent, loving homes for the many animals that come to their door. If you cannot attend this special worship event in person but would like to donate to the Humane Society, you can do so via our secure donation platform.
Following the blessing and worship, refreshments will be available.