Blessing of the Animals

Tuesday, October 4th is the commemoration day for St. Francis of Assisi, renewer of the church, 1226.

Plans are being developed by the Frances Jonan, SPCA Director, Sarah Hammel, Katelen Knef, Shelter Managers Austin Humane Society and Pastor Karl Gronberg for the annual blessing of the animals.

This blessing affirms the decades long partnership between Gethsemane Lutheran and the Austin Humane Society.

Pastor and Dar Krenek along with classes from the Gethsemane Lutheran Children’s Ministry plan to tour the SPCA building as the dogs and cats are blessed. Two volunteers from the SPCA/Austin Humane Society will join Gethsemane congregants in worship October 2nd bringing with them “friends” to receive a blessing during the Children’s Time on St. Francis Sunday, October 2nd.

Gethsemane gives thanks for the partnership shared with the SPCA/Austin Humane Society.