It's hard to believe the new school year starts soon. Although it's back to the "grind" for many of us -- with busy schedules, sports and all the events that going back to school brings -- it's also a great time to look forward to what this next season can bring us at home, school, work and church.
On August 20 we will bless our back-packs and school supplies, pray for our teachers and students and commission our parish ministries that work hard all year around to help our missions prosper.
This is a wonderful time to reflect on the all the great things in our lives that propel us outward to learn, grow and be productive in the many activities and events that provide opportunities to be Christ. We will also celebrate with ICE CREAM AND COOKIES after the services.