Join the Blessing of the Backpacks
WHEN: Sunday, August 15
WHERE: All Saints’ Episcopal Church – Great Hall
On Sunday, August 15, parish families and friends please join All Saints for a Blessing of the Backpacks ceremony at the 10am Worship Service in the Great Hall to honor and bless students and teachers as they head back to school for the new school year. Students are encouraged to bring their backpacks to church for the service.
God of Wisdom, we give you thanks for schools and classrooms and for the teachers and students who fill them each day. We thank you for this new beginning, for new books and new ideas. We thank you for sharpened pencils, pointy crayons, and crisp blank pages waiting to be filled. We thank you for the gift of making mistakes and trying again. Help us to remember that asking the right questions is often as important as giving the right answers. Today we give you thanks for these your children, and we ask you to bless them with curiosity, understanding and respect. May their backpacks be a sign to them that they have everything they need to learn and grow this year in school and in Sunday School. May they be guided by your love. All this we ask in the name of Jesus, who as a child in the temple showed his longing to learn about you, and as an adult taught by story and example your great love for us. Amen.