Blessing of the Animals:
Pets of all faiths are welcomed to bring their humans to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church located at 3 Northwoods Dr. at James River Rd. in Kimberling City at 2:00 pm on Sunday, October 4th, to celebrate the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and ecology. For over a decade St. Mark’s has joined churches around the world in welcoming animals to a special ceremony called the “Blessing of the Animals" that expresses the love humans have for the pets who have become such an important part of the family. Due to Covid 19 the service will be held in the parking lot of the church and we ask that pets and their owners remain in their cars. Masked attendants will pass out bulletins to follow along with the service. After the service each car will drive to the front of the church where pets and their owners will be blessed and receive a special treat before driving home. For more information call 417-338-5488.