In celebration of the Feast of St. Francis on October 4 and in remembrance of St. Francis of Assisi's love for all of God's creatures, St. Andrew's by-the-lake Episcopal Church invites all pets and their human companions to a Blessing of the Animals at 10 am on Saturday, October 4. Human and animal treats will be served following a short service. In case of rain, this event will move into the church's parish hall. St. Andrew's by-the-lake Episcopal Church is located at U.S. 12 and Moore Road. For more information, call 219-872-6984.