601 E. Walnut St. Springfield MO 65806
Episcopal Campus Ministry, with the support of the Episcopal Churches in Springfield, will host a Blessing of the Animals service on Saturday, October 2, from 6 to 6:30 p.m. The service will be held on the lawn at Christ Episcopal Church. The Blessing of the Animals is in commemoration of Francis of Assisi, a 13th Century friar, and mystic who is venerated by churches worldwide for his love of animals and the natural environment. The service will include special prayers to give thanks for all of God’s creatures in the world, especially those animal companions that enrich our daily lives.