Religion briefs, Oct. 5, 2013

Blessing of animals at Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Church of the Nativity, 2175 Broadway, will have its annual St. Francis Day Blessing of the Animals from 5–6 p.m. Sunday.

The simple service in honor of animals will take place behind the church building around a fire. All well-behaved animals and their human companions are welcome to attend.

Life Chain at Messiah Lutheran Church


Mesa County Right to Life and Messiah Lutheran Church will host the Grand Valley Life Chain at 2 p.m. Sunday, beginning at the church, 840 N. 11th St.

The Life Chain is a national prayer event, at which participants will remember individuals who have been affected by abortion. The event will open with devotional time before proceeding to the intersection of North Avenue and 12th Street, where participants will stand in silent prayer for one hour. 

Life Chain signs and prayer topics will be provided to all participants.

Call Colleen at 640-7761 for information.

Directive workshop at Two Rivers


Two Rivers Center for Spiritual Living will host an advanced directive workshop from 12:15–2:15 p.m. Sunday at Two Rivers Center for Spiritual Living, 251 Colorado Ave.

Retired medical doctor Marge Keely, and chaplain Sharon Conklin will instruct participants on how to set up a living will and other final papers.

Dallas Holm at Crossroads United


Christian music singer/songwriter Dallas Holm will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at Crossroads United Methodist Church, 599 30 Road.

Holm’s musical ministry has spanned almost four decades and he performs a variety of inspirational, blues country and reggae.

Call 242-0577 for information.

Craft sale at Eckert Presbyterian


The Eckert Presbyterian Church Country Store/Craft Sale is set for 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Oct. 11 and 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Oct. 12, at the church, 13025 Colorado Highway 65 in Eckert.

A soup lunch will be served from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Friday and a sandwich lunch served from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $5 for the meals.

Call 835-8112 or 874-3792 for information.

American Needs Fatima rally on Oct. 12


The fourth annual America Needs Fatima rally will be Oct. 12, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, in the Community Room Parish Office, 230 N. Third St.

The event is at noon, but participant should arrive by 11:45 a.m.

The Rev. Edmundo Valera will lead prayers for world peace, the constitutional life amendment, an increase in priesthood vocations, to strengthen Catholic families in holiness, for the victims of violence and child abuse and for the safety of military and their families.

The musical selection will be “On This Day, Oh Beautiful Mother.”

Call Marcie Johnson at 245-0782 or Marsha Miller at 778-2455 for information.


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