St. Francis Day is Oct. 7. Spike, Mittens and Spot are invited to the 10a service in Saints Hall for a blessing of the beasts during the Eucharist. All animals are welcome provided they are polite and sociable. Later in the afternoon, from 4 – 4:45p, we have a drive-through blessing (in the front circle near the portico) for beasts whose schedules conflict with the morning service. Last year, the church was visited by a giant African Sulcata tortoise in the morning and a hat-trick of horses in the afternoon.