Local Ne.ws: Priest leads his flock to the farm for outdoors church service: The start of the Gospel during Sunday service isn’t supposed to raise a chuckle.

But the Rev. Bradford Clark couldn’t help it. A goose honked. Some crows briefly joined the chorus but, on the whole, the domestic and wild animals in the neighborhood didn’t disturb proceedings.

This wasn’t the annual celebration of St. Francis where pets are allowed into Clark’s Ascension Memorial Church. It was an outdoor service at Appleton Farms and all were invited. The event took place outside the Old House where the porch was used for the altar and choir. Churchgoers sat in chairs on the lawn where they had their choice of praying in full sun or shade. Read more here.