“The animals of God’s creation inhabit the skies, the earth and the sea. They share in the fortunes of human existence and have a part in human life. God, who confers gifts on all living things, has often used the service of animals or made them reminders of salvation…We, therefore, invoke God’s blessing on these animals.
As we do so, let us praise the Creator and thank God for setting us as stewards over all the creatures of the earth.”
—from “Occasional Services: A Service for the Blessing of Animals,” The United Methodist Church Book of Worship (Nashville: The United Methodist Publishing House, 1992), 608-609
Bucket – Nancy Cimbal’s dog
Percee Rae – Brenda Barton’s cat
Kyle – Barbara Saltarella’s cat