Sunday, August 20, 2017

Blessing of the Backpacks

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Attention Parents of School Age Children!!!

Please have your children bring their school backpacks to church on Sunday, August 20th for the Blessing of the Backpacks.

The return to school, starting a new grade with new teachers and students, even new schools is huge for children and their families. It sometimes feels more like the beginning of the new year than does January 1. When the church includes this in the congregation’s worship two important things happen among children.

1. They realize that they and their lives are important to the church. They see themselves as significant members of the congregation.
2. They hear that God is with them at school and that their church cares about what happens there. God and church are not “off to the side” or just a Sunday thing.

Make sure your children know: God will be with you every day at school. No matter how good or bad things are going, God will be there. You can count on God’s presence.