by Emily Huff
For the 9th year in a row, we hosted our Blessing of the Backpacks, but this year, we hosted it social distanced style. Families were able to come over sometime in a two-hour window and pick up the blessing in a basket along with an ice cream sandwich to enjoy.
We hope this helps students have a fun start to this school year, and as they go to school (be it online or in person), we want them to know that their neighborhood loves them and will be praying for them.
Adapted from St. John’s Lutheran Church in Knoxville, TN and saltproject.org backpack blessings
All photos by Emily Huff, used with permission.
For other Back to School resources, see our Back to School section in the Seasons & Blessings page