blessing of the animals 2016

October 2nd brought  all creatures great and small for a special blessing on the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. Pets, stuffed animals, and photos of animals joined in this special service. The Calvary choir joined by  the Westminster Presbyterian Church choir   sang a short service of Choral Evensong. Afterward there were  treats for animals and people alike.

Participants:

The Choirs of Calvary Episcopal Church and

Westminster Presbyterian Church will offered:

Preces and Responses by William Smith

Psalm 148

Evening Canticles in G by Charles Villiers Stanford

For the beauty of the earth by John Rutter

Officiated by The Rev. Dr. Judith Lee and The Rev. Dr. Tom Yorty