Blessing of Animals

Call to worship for Endangered Species Day — Creation Justice, USA

Written for Endangered Species Day, 17 May by Creation Justice USA. This resource has been adapted for inclusive language and imagery.  The last two lines are additions. How many are your works, Creator! In wisdom you made them all. The earth is full of your creatures.  You call your creation ‘very good.’  It is good, and […]

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Endangered Species Day, 3rd Friday of May

Endangered Species and Christian Faith When God called on Noah to protect all creatures, Noah had no choice which creatures to load on board. All of creation belongs to God, and Noah was merely caretaker. Like Noah, we have a moral responsibility to safeguard God’s creatures from irreparable harm from the dangers they face today. […]

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Genesis 1:26-31a, In Our Hands, an Earth Day drama

 “In Our Hands”  Genesis 1:26-31a This drama has been used at services focusing on the environment and caring for our world, including Earth Sunday, Blessing of the Animals Sunday, St Francis service. The source is unknown, and it has been modified over the years.  If you know who wrote the original, please let Worship Words […]

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Cafe Church, Open Table Service — Blessing the Animals

This ready-to-use Café Church worship service weaves together scripture, a blessing liturgy,  reflection, conversation & communion.  It has been designed for worship around tables, but is easily adaptable to a more traditional setting. This complete service includes everything you need — an Order of Service to handout, leader script sheets, reader printouts, song suggestions, a […]

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Blessing God’s Creatures — Woodland Hills Community Church, USA

Everyone is invited to bring their pet (or a photo) to this celebration of thanksgiving for pets. Children and youth are involved as readers. The service was first held at Woodland Hills Community Church, Woodland Hills, California, in September 2003.     Opening Bless our God, all you creatures. Bless God in heaven and earth. Readings Genesis […]

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