Blessing of the Backpacks 2019
our tradition continues on the day before school starts....
"We want you to get off to a great start this school year, and as you go to school, we want you to know that your neighborhood loves you and will be praying for you. So, we’d like to bless you and your backpacks, to help get you ready. Alright, here we go. Everybody take off your backpacks, turn toward us, and hold them up high!"
Adapted from St. John’s Lutheran Church in Knoxville, TN and https://www.saltproject.org/progressive-christian-blog/2015/8/4/backpack-blessing