The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

By Iesha Toft
S-N Contributor 

Backpack Blessings at Bethlehem

 

September 2, 2021

IESHA TOFT/SENTINEL-NEWS

Last Sunday, students, teachers and staff stood front and center at Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Royal to be honored and prayed for during the congregation's annual Blessing of the Backpacks service.

Each year Bethlehem's Milestone Ministry team brings forward those with any affiliation to the school year ahead. Teachers and students representing Clay Central/Everly, Sacred Heart, Sioux Central and Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn were present with backpacks in tow to receive words of faith blessing them in the school year ahead.

Students were gifted a bag filled with treats, a Christian pencil and...



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