“FOWL WEATHER AFFECTS ANIMAL BLESSING TURNOUT”
Aylmer – Poor weather on Sunday may have been a factor in reducing the number in attendance at the annual “Blessing of Animals” service at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Only 20 persons were present – and 9 dogs and a cat – compared to 35 humans and 16 animals last year, said Rev. John Goldsworthy. This was the second such event here; Anglican Church minister Adele Miles also participated. The service included various prayers, a sermon, a blessing for any sick animals and the laying of hands on all. Rev. Goldsworthy said all animals were co-operative although in the past at ceremonies elsewhere he had to be patient with a dog that felt stressed to answer nature’s call and a bee that interrupted proceedings – the bee’s ‘blessing’ was more in the form of a ‘shooing’. The purpose of the service, said Rev. Goldsworthy who has been in Aylmer for 2 years, is “to give thanks for all of God’s creatures”‘.
EESS SPORTS UPDATE:
SR = EESS 43- AVSS 4 (Irvine 7, S. Twinem 7)
JR = EESS 46 AVSS 6
Upcoming: Alumni Game at EESS Sat. Oct 10 – 7:30
FOOTBALL: Tonite -” Homecoming Games Under the Lights” – Host Tillsonburg =Jr-6pm;Sr- 8pm