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Saint Barnabas families with school-aged children will receive blessing stickers (for devices, water bottles, etc.) in the mail before the new school year begins. On August 9, we will bless their learning endeavors with a special liturgy during the main worship service and Children’s Chapel. All are welcome.

For more information and to confirm your family is on the mailing list, contact Sarah Petersen by July 30.


God of Wisdom, as we begin another school year I pause to ask for your blessing on all aspects of my life. I give you thanks for my school, my teachers, and my friends. I am grateful for pencils, crayons, notebooks, and for your gift of learning. Bless us all with curiosity, understanding, and respect. And bless my teachers, who support and encourage me and my friends. In this time of new beginnings, I ask your blessing on all of us learning how to learn online and outside our usual classrooms, and a blessing on the many devices we use to connect with our neighbors in a changing world. All this I ask in the name of Jesus, who as a child in the temple showed his longing to learn about you, and as an adult taught by story and example your great love for us. Amen.