Blessing of the Animals
Blessing of the Animals

Join us and our Episcopal brothers and sisters for our annual Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, October 1st, 2023. All animals - whether on leashes, in crates, boxes or bowls, or under saddle - and their humans are welcome. If your animal BFF can't come, bring a picture or a stuffed animal as a stand-in. Animals and their humans don't have to be Lutheran to be blessed. We're celebrating all of creation!

This year, we'll gather on the front lawn of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, New Paltz, New York, at 9:30 a.m. for a joint worship service that features the blessing of animals and approximately a 25-minute worship service.

Note: In the event of inclement weather, this joint worship service will relocate to Redeemer Lutheran Church. This information will be shared in the Sunday morning worship e-newsletter, our website, and social media.

So, bring your pets to be blessed, and help us to bless the pets of others! Following the blessing and worship, refreshments will be available.

Frequently Asked Questions About Hybrid Worship


There's a place for you here!

Worship Times

Our On Sunday morning hybrid worship begins at 9:30 a.m.

We hope to see you Sunday, in-person or online.


What will my worship experience be?

Welcome is at the heart of our mission, so whether you're new to Redeemer, you've worshiped with us only online, or in-person, you're welcome here.

While the format of our worship has changed some to better support online/hybrid worship, it's still an uplifting experience that gives all praise and glory to God in Christ, and feeds and nourishes us through the presence of God in Community as we pray and sing, laugh, cry and learn.


How Do I Connect to Worship Via Zoom?

Connecting couldn't be any easier. On Sunday morning, using an Internet connected computer, smartphone, or tablet, click the "Join Worship" button below!

Make sure to grab a copy of the worship bulletin before you connect

NOTE: If you plan to use the Zoom application, please install this prior to joining worship to have a better online experience. Don't have a computer? No worries, you can still join by phone. Simply dial: (646) 558-8656 When prompted, enter the meeting ID: 3393810725#

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