Church Sign: Pet Blessings?

I snapped pictures of these two interesting church signs in Metro-Atlanta over the weekend. Is this a new kind of seeker-centered outreach? I wonder if anyone showed up and how they “blessed” the animals.

By the way, I blessed my steak last night – does that count?

 

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1 Steve Martin October 2, 2012 at 10:40 am

If you can afford steak in this economy…you are truly blessed!

I;m going to look for a church that will bless my socks (and get them to not stink so much).

2 Mark October 2, 2012 at 10:49 am

We afforded a few steaks on sale at Costco. We are blessed, but not financially.

3 Christiane October 2, 2012 at 11:47 am

Blessing Of The Animals . . . a great Christian tradition!
if you don’t do this at your Church, you can bring your pets to one of the many denominations that celebrate Creation on St. Francis Day through the Blessing of the Animals 🙂 This, I know, may seem ‘inclusive’ and yes, it most certainly is.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXMGyAdkeOI&feature=related

4 Mark October 2, 2012 at 11:55 am

Is the theme of pet blessings on St. Francis Day to – preach the gospel, if necessary, use bones?

5 Steve Martin October 2, 2012 at 1:19 pm

I get them on sale from time to time at the grocery store where I work. That’s just about the only way we non-union grocery store workers can afford them.

6 Christiane October 2, 2012 at 1:19 pm

I love it!

7 Christiane October 2, 2012 at 1:27 pm

Here’s a lovely lesson for children,
and the second site is a recipe for dog bone treats.

Children love this so much (the animal blessings, not the dog bone treats) . . . for the children, serve real people cookies!

http://ministry-to-children.com/pets-are-a-blessing/

http://www.shopbakersnook.com/m5/5004–dog-bone-shaped-cookie-cutter-set-4-piece.html

8 Brian Baker October 3, 2012 at 5:45 am

Really?

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