"Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it."
~ Proverbs 22:6 NIV
The first day of school is full of new things - new classrooms, new teachers, new friends to meet. But one thing remains the same year after year - our children always need to know that they are loved and blessed. Our children always need to know that no matter what they encounter in the days ahead, they have a loving God looking out for them that they can turn to at any time.
During yesterday's morning worship service, Pastor Janice did a "Blessing of the Backpacks" to send our children back to school filled with God's blessings. It was a joyful time during our service full of the children's excitement about going back to school. As they head back to school today, we keep all children in our prayers that this is a good year for them.
God's Blessings to you all!
EDIT: Here are some more photos of the Blessing of the Backpacks!
Tammy Mendiola, Ruling Elder