Robson Ranch Views online newsletter October 2020
Bless the Pets Online Worship, Oct. 11 at 9 AM
Join us on Zoom
Bless the Pets, Friendship Center, 2019 before social distancing
Jesus told many parables utilizing everyday scenes of this blessed earth.
Science has increasingly demonstrated the benefits of close relationships,
including our animal friends. Genesis 1is a beautiful origin story
of God creating all that we see and declaring all creation is "very good."
The whole of Scripture proclaims God's sacred work in creation.
This year, you may worship at home with your dear pet of any type. Even
if you don't have a pet, you may join us for this really precious worship.
Pat Sand participated in our 2st Annual Bless the Pets Sunday. She says, "I can't
wait for the service on October 11 at 9:00 AM. I attended the last one and enjoyed
not only the special blessing for each pet but also how several dogs 'commented'
during the sermon. This year I have my own pet and am anxious for her to
receive the special blessing."
In addition to blessing the pets who attending, we will also pray a blessing
and say thanks for those we have loved and lost.
Friendship Center is a church that honors all faith traditions. The Roman Catholic
Feast Day for St. Francis of Assisi is earlier in the week, before October 11.
St. Francis is the Patron Saint of Animals and the environment.
St. Francis of Assisi is a unique person in Christian history for
his love of all God's creation. In the early 1200's AD/BCE, he wrote poems
and hymns celebrating God's visible gifts in creation. He even
was known to preach to various wild animals and to be found with
undomesticated animals who came right up close to him as if they were
So please join us on October 11th at 9:00 AM on Zoom. If you are interested
contact us for a link. Pastor Ron Hunt, 218-330-5306 or
4:00 PM Every Wednesday on Your Computer.
So many of us came to Robson Ranch for all we could do and all the groups
we could join. Our ability to be with friends and opportunities to meet new
friend has been limited. Some of our residents have even become more or less
Randy Petersen was feeling sorry for everyone who is unable to meet in person
at Robson, especially our newest residents. So he proposed a Robson-wide
Happier Hour" online using Zoom.
So here's the idea! All you need is a computer, tablet or smart phone with a camera,
and we can all be together. Each person or couple will share a little something
about themselves, like people do at social hours. The painfully shy may just watch
and listen. Randy will have a fun and likely unusual was to get to know each
other our first day on October 7th.
The next weeks will have a theme. One of us may be in charge to either present
the idea and/or put forth thoughtful questions. The next FIRST Wednesday of the
month, we'll start with the social hour again. You can invite friends to join at any
We will observe Safe Conversation Rules to respect and protect each other. If you
like the idea and want to be included, please contact Randy Petersen at
we have volunteers who can help you!