christiesImmanuel Lutheran Church will be hosting the popular “Backpacks, Blessings and Barbecue” event on Sunday, August 14 and Christie’s Dairy Delights will be serving free ice cream during the barbecue portion!  The day is sure to be a crowd-pleaser and will include community worship, a “backpack blessing,” and a barbecue for all. Students and educators are encouraged to bring along their backpacks, totes, or briefcases to be blessed. K-9 Comfort Dogs from Lutheran Church Charities will be available for petting and hugs!

Outdoor, casual, worship featuring Immanuel’s praise band and the blessing of the backpacks begins at 10:45 a.m. and the barbecue runs from 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

This event is open to the entire community and all ages!
The worship and fun will take place at the Fred P. Hall Amphitheater, 262 E. Palatine Road, Palatine

In the event of inclement weather, the activities will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church and School, 200 North Plum Grove Road, Palatine. Check Immanuel’s website or call 847-359-1549 for details.