Order of Service 7.17.22 Animal Blessing


Reverend Nica Eaton-Guinn 

Animal Blessing

Today we celebrate and bless the animals in our lives. You may bring your pets to Chalice if they’re able to be in public spaces safely, or show them to us on screen.  We look forward to celebrating the difference animals make in our lives.

Opening Hymn – #38 “Morning has Broken” 

Welcome – Reverend Nica Eaton-Guinn 

Introduction & Chalice Lighting –  Shane Niebergall 

Time for All Ages – “Animals and Humans Sharing a Deep Connection” [Video] – kinderworld.org 


Offering Words – Shane Niebergall 

Offering Music –  “The Bear Necessities” by Terry Gilkyson and Performed by Anthony Concepcion 

Joys and Sorrows – You may write your Joys and Sorrows in the chatbox during the service if you are online. If you are in person please fill out an index card. 

Lighting Candles of  Memory for Animals – Reverend Nica Eaton-Guinn 

Reading – Shane Niebergall – “When Your Best Friend Has Four or So Legs” by Rev. Theresa Ines Soto

Blessing of Animals – Reverend Nica Eaton-Guinn 

Responsive Reading – “We Bless These Animals We Love”

Closing Hymn – #203 “All Creatures”

Benediction – Reverend Nica Eaton-Guinn 

Postlude – Anthony Concepcion 

Zoom Break-out Rooms:

  1. Service Discussion and Newcomers 
  2. Social Justice- actions and discussion 
  3. 70+ Seniors 


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