This next Sunday Morning, August 17, 2014, we’ll have the blessing the backpacks. All children are invited to bring their backpacks to church with them and then bring them up with them during the children’s time. Doing this will allow for a time for the backpacks, and more importantly the children they belong to, to be blessed for the new year of school.
I’ve been planning on doing this for almost a full year, so the only excuse I have for the tardiness of this announcement is that I keep thinking school won’t begin until after Labor Day. And I don’t know why that is. When I was growing up, the school year already started before labor day.