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The Blessing of the Backpacks

By September 10, 2015Uncategorized

Screen Shot 2015-09-10 at 2.46.26 PMThis Sunday, September 13, at the 10AM Eucharist we’re going to be having the annual “Blessing of the Backpacks.”

We aren’t just asking God’s blessing on backpacks though… We’re asking God to bless the students who will be carrying them, the learning that will happen at school and at home, the teachers who will be guiding their classes, and the parents who will be in the midst of it all.

Really, it’s asking God to be in the middle of life—right where God is already. It’s asking God to be with our children—right where God is already. It’s asking God to be with our young people during this crucial part of their lives when they will experience so much joy, and where they are so vulnerable—a post that God will never abandon.

So, have your children/ grandchildren bring in their backpacks, pencil cases, gym bags, etc.—and why you’re at it, bring in your own briefcase, computer bag, man-purse, or diaper bag—and let’s invite God to join us everyday, right where we are.