SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2020
Two different opportunities are offered:
- 2:30–3:30 P.M.: DRIVE-THROUGH PRAYER AND ANIMAL BLESSING (no pre-registration required)
- 4:30 P.M.: IN-PERSON OUTDOOR LITURGY ON THE LABYRINTH (In-person registration is now closed, but the liturgy will be available via livestream.)
Like last year, the event will feature contributions from acclaimed Seattle musician James Falzone, and include prayers for healing humanity’s relationship with the earth, and for all the creatures who share the earth with us. All are invited to attend, with or without their animal companions. Following current guidelines, attendance will be limited, participants will remain masked and distanced, and advance registration will be required. Families will be asked to sit together in marked "zones" with sufficient distance maintained between them and other attendees.
Dogs, cats, bird, bunnies, ponies, chickens, and animals of all kinds are welcome, but must remain in their household’s designated space until invited, in orderly fashion, to one of the stations for blessing at end of the service. Stuffed animals are also welcome to be blessed, as are photographs of pets who would not find attending the event a blessed experience.
For those who do not wish to attend in-person worship at this time, a drive-through animal blessing will be offered earlier in the afternoon, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., with no preregistration required.
Registration to attend the 4:30 p.m. liturgy is now closed, but the service will be livestreamed at saintmarks.org/livestream.