On October 7th, Hudson Lake Mennonite Church held a Blessing of the Pets.
Weather was great for the event which was held outside in the church parking lot.
Altogether fifty-nine (59) pets were blessed – either directly or by picture, seven (7) veterinarians, and twenty-five (25) vet technicians.
In addition to regular attenders of the congregation, six community people brought pets (or pictures) and pictures of pets were sent from Oregon, Wyoming, California, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.
Each pet received a blessing, a blessing card and a treat. Those in other states received their blessing card and treat by mail if addresses were known.
Animals blessed included cats, dogs, bunnies, birds, chickens, a hedgehog, and fish. Hudson Lake Mennonite Church holds this Blessing of the Animals on even numbered years.