St. Mark’s Pet Blessing scheduled for Oct. 21

CRYSTAL FALLS—St. Mark’s Episcopal Church will host its annual Blessing of Pets service on Sunday, Oct. 21, at 2 p.m.
    “We’re holding the service a little later in October due to scheduling conflicts and weather,” said Rev. Peg Padilla. “But the congregation is still looking forward to one of its favorite events.”
    Each year, pets of all types are offered prayers and blessings, in addition to a special prayer for pets who have died during the year. The service is held to honor pets and support the local Northwoods Animal Shelter. All are welcome to attend and encouraged to bring something to donate to the shelter.  
    St. Mark’s is located at 809 Crystal Ave. in Crystal Falls.