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Blessing of the Worm Bin at St. Andrew's Episcopal

In 1997, the preschool children at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Seattle helped to build a worm bin and held a blessing service for the worms and their new home.

In 1997, the preschool children at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Seattle helped to build a worm bin.  This bin would become home for thousands of worms that would work to change the children’s food wastes into rich soil for their garden.  The children (and some of their adult teachers, pastors, and friends) thought this God-created transformation was so amazing, that they wanted to have a blessing service for the worms and their new home (the bin).  Here are some of the prayers from the service that was held in the church’s sanctuary:

The First Supper (for the worms)

Celebrant: You shall eat plenty and be satisfied, and praise the Name of the Lord your God, who has dealt wondrously with you [Psalm 148:10].
People: The eyes of all wait upon you, O Lord, and you give them their food in due season [Psalm 104:27].

Consecration of the Worm Habitat

Celebrant: Give your blessing, Lord, to all who share this place, that they may be knit together in fellowship here on Earth, and joined with the communion of your saints in heaven; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
People: Amen.

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