Blessing beasts If your pets missed out on the animal blessings before the St. Francis of Assisi feast day Tuesday, or if they’ve already backslid, St. Petri Evangelical Lutheran Church will have a free blessing of the animals at 10 a.m.
Ministry of the Watchman Empowerment meeting, 11:30 a.m. today, Monroe Street United Methodist Church, 3613 Monroe St. Information: 800-560-9401 or ministryofthewatchman.com. Lutheran Hour, 7 a.m. Sunday, WPOS-FM 103.1. The Rev. Dr. Gregory
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The Witness, a musical depicting the life of Jesus as seen through the eyes of his disciples, 4 p.m. today, Faith United Methodist Church, 3415 Starr Ave., Oregon, and 4 p.m. Sunday at Calvin United Church of Christ, 1946 Bakewell St. Freewill
Pets and praise If you want to try to help bring some good to your pet, area Lutheran churches will hold a blessing of the animals from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today on the Lucas County Courthouse grounds. Glenwood, St. Paul’s, and Salem Lutheran
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