The “Blessing of the Backpacks” will be held at All Saints Episcopal Church, South First and Academy streets, Fulton, Sept. 1 and Sept. 8 immediately following the 9 a.m. service.
Each backpack will hold the physical tools for learning. However, hidden among those tools are a lot of hopes and dreams of and for that student.
The hope that the year will be full of promise and fresh starts.
The hope that friendships with classmates and colleagues will be strong.
The hope that there will be mutual respect for each student and educator.
The hope that the student will feel safe.
The hope that there will be challenges to call upon his or her best efforts and enough accomplishments to satisfy and delight him or her.
The hope he or she grows in knowledge and becomes a lifelong learner.
All students in the community are invited to bring their backpacks for a blessing as they begin a new school year.