On Sunday, September 13th, First Lutheran Community Church of Port Orchard will return to its regular worship schedule: 8, 930 and 11am. Not only will this day serve as a kick-off to a new year of Sunday School, but we will also share a blessing of backpacks for kids of all ages at each service. With a new school year, kids often anxiously wonder what the new school year will hold for them. With the backpack blessing, kids can be reminded that they don't go to school prepared with school supplies but also the love of Jesus and their congregation.
In case you are wondering what a "kid of all ages" might be, consider the 13th as an opportunity to bring a briefcase from work or a suitcase for traveling in the near future (say if you do winter in a more southern location). We will also be marking a special time of transition for this congregation. Backpacks, briefcases and suitcases are great ways to think about transitions for you and for FLCC. We can be reminded on this day that though the transition may be filled with anxiety, God goes with us!