Sunday service goes to the dogs

All creatures welcome to blessing of the animals in ladner's memorial park

Delta Optimist

September 30, 2016 12:00 AM

 

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All Saints Anglican and Ladner United Church will join together to host this year's Blessing of the Animals service Sunday in Ladner.

Many of us feel our lives are incomplete without our animal friends. These companions can be the barrier that stands between us and loneliness, isolation, a sedentary lifestyle and even the ability to perform necessary tasks in stressful environments.

"Last year each church had its own service which seemed to go against our desire to encourage closer relationships in our community ," said All Saints Rev. Elizabeth Northcott. "The love of our pets and the joy they bring into our lives is a great way to bring people together in thankfulness as we celebrate one of the many ways God blesses us each day."

The service will take place at 2 p. m. at Memorial Park, or at Ladner United (4960-48th Ave.) if it rains.

All creatures great and small are welcome at the short service but Northcott joked, "Eight-legged friends may be blessed from afar."


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