St. Thomas Episcopal Church will celebrate the Myers Animal Memorial Garden Sunday
Published 12:55 pm Thursday, September 28, 2023
St. Thomas Episcopal Church will celebrate the Ralph “Rick” Edwin Myers, M.D. Animal Memorial Garden in a special service Sunday at 11 a.m. at the church.
The celebration will include Bluegrass Eucharist, a Blessing of the Animals, and luncheon on the grounds.
St. Thomas is located in old town across from the courthouse at 815 E. Second St. It is the oldest church still in use in the city.
The garden is located on the west grounds of the church and is dedicated to Dr. Myers, a beloved medical doctor from Carter County and a member of St. Thomas church. Dr. Myers, who died in 2021, loved and cared for many families and for many animals throughout his life. The Myers Animal Memorial Garden is a generous gift from his beloved widow, Pam, in Dr. Myers’ honor and memory.
St. Thomas Pastor Timothy Holder also thanked Kathy Smith, chair, and all members of St. Thomas’ Garden Ministries for their contributions and to Carli Cartwright, landscape designer, of Elizabethton.
Presenting special music at the Sunday Bluegrass Eucharist service will be the Roan Street Ramblers, followed by the St. Francis Blessing of the Animals, dedication of the Myers Animal Memorial Garden, followed by luncheon on the grounds. In case of rain, all services will be held inside.
There will be a blessing of the animals at 2 p.m. on the porch front in the East Garden.