I want to let you know about a worship opportunity that I forgot to announce on Sunday. This evening at 6:30 at St. Ambrose (in the gym) the Northeast Church Cluster will host a worship service for blessing pets. This has become an annual tradition near the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, who was famous for caring for creation. It's a lot of fun, so bring your furry (or feathery, or even scaly) friend for a blessing tonight.
Our reading today will be familiar to many of us from Sunday. Peter and John healed a man who had never been able to walk. When people saw the man leaping for joy and praising God, they gathered around Peter and John to see what was going on. The apostles used this opportunity to tell the story about Jesus and invite people to discipleship. The religious leaders aren't so thrilled. A good reminder of how we can use opportunities to share our faith as well.