The Blessing of the Backpacks

Wendy Claire Barrie


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This prayer is for the beginning of the school year. Children are invited to bring their backpacks or book bags to church in order to receive a blessing in the context of worship.  It is a wonderful way to acknowledge the beginning of a new school year and recognize the importance of learning.

Cast Size: 1

Time Length: 5 minutes
Age Level: intergenerational

Wendy Claire Barrie has directed programs for children, youth, and families since 1989 in seven Episcopal congregations large and small on both coasts. A former Vice-President and board member of Forma, a network of Christian formation professionals, she began her career teaching preschool and drama. A storyteller by nature and an actor by training, leading workshops and preaching are two activities she enjoys more than she ever expected. Wendy is also the exhausted mother of an especially curious son. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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