Instead of our regular
worship service in the sanctuary this Sunday
morning, our congregation convened in the
fellowship hall for a special service with the
blessing of our children and animals. This was a
first for Incarnation United Church of Christ, but
was so well-received that it probably won't be the
Cleo Martin with her niece's terrier, Shalah, and
Sue Rice with her terrier, Maggie,
her society finch and waxbill, arrive early to get the best seats.
A side show was provided by Elizabeth Prongas'
dogs, a Tibetan terrier, Pepper, and a Picardy
spaniel, Tessa, and her cat, Fred, and Wanda and
Daryl Clark's mixed breed, Rocky. Elizabeth found
her cat, abandoned and starving, on Old Frederick
hence, its name, Fred.
What better friend for Peter and Alexandra Wright,
than their spaniel, Shadow.
Kelly and Dave Conner's German Shepherd, Kita,
joins in the prayer..
Everyone joins in the singing
Even John and Imogene's dog, Piccolo
First the children are blessed by Rev. Reg Rice,
Then, the animals-even Morgan Glass' cat, Meeko,
and her bird, Isabella
and Bud Glass' cats, Smudge and Whiskas, who were
there in photograph only.
It was also a Sunday for saying our goodbyes to Ed
and Wanda Seitz
who are moving to South Carolina this week.
Everyone enjoyed the coffee and cake, especially
who belongs to Karen and Joe Haddon.
Obviously, Wanda and Ed are happy with Janet
Springer's artistic abilities;
Wanda says it will hang in the kitchen of their
where they will spend many hours enjoying it.