Join us as we celebrate the feast of St. Francis of Assisi with a Blessing of the Animals during a simple service of Evensong on Sunday, October 5th at 4:30 p.m.
All creatures great and small will be welcomed to take their places in and among the pews, which make excellent corrals for animal companions. Dogs should be on leashes, and cats in carriers. Participants who wish to remember a deceased pet may bring a photo or keepsake for that purpose.
The local folk trio Wintergreen return as our guest musicians. Members Larry and Alice Spatz and Jared Polens perform a mixture of traditional and contemporary folk music from Britain and America on a variety of instruments including hammered dulcimer, guitar, mandolin, psaltery, and bass. Their inspired selections always capture the spirit of this service.
A free-will offering will be received for the fund for strays and wild animals at Greylock Animal Hospital.
St. John’s is located at 35 Park Street, and is wheelchair accessible. Information: 413-458-8144.