OGDEN -- Pastor DanaLee Simon of Elim Lutheran Church, 575 23rd St., will perform "The Blessing of the Backpacks" during the 10 a.m. Sunday worship service on the church lawn.
Students of any age may bring their school backpacks to the service and receive a blessing for the coming school year. If students do not have a backpack, they may still be blessed. Members and students and their parents from the community are all invited.
The members of Elim have been donating backpacks and other school supplies to be distributed to children attending the service and also to children attending Dee Elementary School, the school closest to Elim. In 2010, members of Elim donated enough supplies for 150 Dee School students.