Friday, October 3, 2014

Blessing of the Animals

  On Sunday 5-Oct. the Trinity Lutheran Church will hold their annual " Blessing of the Animals" service. This will take place  in the Portico in the front of the church. The service will start at 10:15 a.   Any household pet is welcomed to to take part in the service, and is open to the public. After the service there will be a wild animal show by Joe D'Angeli from the Wildlife Conservation and Educational Center in Ridgefield Park, NJ.  Mr. D'Angeli will display some of the animals from the center so people can get a closer look at them, and learn more about other animals that inhabit the Earth. Pastor Peter Olsen, of Trinity wants to show the the World as a whole is is a special place, and all parts of it should be treated with respect.  In Rev. Olsen words: "Though given a special obligation to care for the earth and its creatures, human beings were, according to the Biblical narrative, made from the same earth as the animals."  With this in mind the service is opened to all members of the community, not just those who belong to Trinity Church. They hope this will be a chance to get to know more of the neighbors in the areas, and to show Trinity to others who might not have the chance to see it for themselves. 
    If you re interested to joining this service please contact Trinity church at 201-487-3576,or visit their web ste at to find out what animals may be brought , and if there are any restrictions.  
    Trinity Lutheran Church is located at 167 Palisade Ave Bogota NJ.  

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                                        Scenes from previous "Blessing of the Animals".

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