Whether you were ready for it or not, school officially started again this past Monday! At the beginning of the fall semester, many students, teachers, and parents set goals and routines for the new school year after having a busy, lazy, or restful summer. At WordServe Church, we believe that a huge part of having a successful school year means focusing on spiritual preparation and priorities, not just excelling in academics and sports.
Every year, one of our favorite Sunday celebrations is Back to School Sunday. This past Sunday, we set the tone for the new school year by introducing our latest sermon series, The Happiness Project.
Parents, grandparents, and friends also had the incredible opportunity of praying over their students through the Blessing of the Backpacks. Each student brought his or her school backpack and received prayers and blessings of encouragement from the congregation.
We also had three very special guests in attendance: Doug Waddill, principal of Huggins Elementary, and Fred and Patti Shafer, namesakes of Shafer Elementary. These people clearly love students–they allowed them to make ice cream sundaes on top of their heads!
We hope that as you begin your fall semester, you make a relationship with Jesus a vibrant part of your daily life. We have many opportunities for you to grow your faith and put it into action–FaithFULL Kids, Community Groups, WordServe Youth, Habitat for Huggins, and of course, Sunday morning worship. We pray this is the best school year yet!