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Back-to-School Blessing at Carson Valley United Methodist

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The Carson Valley United Methodist Church will host its fourth annual "Blessing of the Backpacks" service, a special worship service to encourage and bless returning students and school staff, during the 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services Sunday.

"We encourage students and school staff—from administrators to bus drivers—to bring their backpacks, lunch kits, briefcases, or other symbols of their work," said Pastor Tony Hoefner. "We will acknowledge their work this coming school year and we will pray for God's blessing upon these symbols of their work. Thus, the blessing will be upon their efforts throughout the year."

The guest speaker during both services will be Joe Girdner, the new principal of Douglas High School. All are welcome to attend this celebration of the upcoming school year.

The Carson Valley United Methodist Church is located at 1375 Centerville Lane. Worship services begin at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. For additional information, call Len, 782-4600 or visit http://www.carsonvalleyumc.com or on Facebook at Carson Valley United Methodist Church.