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Church will hold blessing of animals

Posted 7/31/19

Derry Presbyterian Church will offer its 13th annual worship service that includes a blessing of animals from 6:45 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27.

The service will take place on the church’s …

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Church will hold blessing of animals

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Derry Presbyterian Church will offer its 13th annual worship service that includes a blessing of animals from 6:45 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27.

The service will take place on the church’s front lawn at the corner of Mansion and East Derry roads, Hershey, weather permitting.

Animals on leash, in a kennel, or otherwise controlled are invited to attend along with their owners. The worship service will include praise songs and hymns in addition to a hands-on blessing of animals and the people with whom they live.

Casual dress is encouraged. Child care is available in the nursery for infants and young children when requested in advance.   

Worshippers are invited to bring donations for the Humane Society as an outreach to those who help care for animals in need of help and homes.

Requested items include non-scoopable cat litter, puppy training pads, paper box lids (for litter boxes), metal pet dishes, sheets, towels, blankets, paper towels, garbage bags of any size, dust pans and brushes, odor neutralizers, glass cleaner, floor cleaner, and gift certificates to pet stores, grocery stores, and hardware stores.

Other items on their wish list can be found at humanesocietyhbg.org/wish-list. Collection boxes will be available at the worship service.

For directions or more information, call the church office at 717-533-9667 or visit derrypres.org.