Rejoice in the music, refresh with lemonade* and reflect on the Epistles of St. Peter and St. Paul through Trinitytide. Sunday mornings at 8:30 (said Holy Communion) & 10:30 (sung Morning Prayer or Holy Communion).
* excluding holiday weekends
July 2 – Holy Communion – 1 St Peter 5. 5 – Shepherd the flock of God
July 9 – Morning Prayer – Romans 8. 18 – The hope of future glory
July 16 – Holy Communion – 1 St Peter 3. 8 – Suffering for the sake of righteousness
July 23 – Morning Prayer – Romans 6. 3 – Alive to God
July 30 – Holy Communion – Romans 6. 17 – Servants to righteousness
August 6 – Holy Communion – Romans 8. 12 – Heirs with Christ
August 13 – Morning Prayer – 1 Corinthians 10. 1- Warnings from Israel’s history
August 20 – Holy Communion – 1 Corinthians 12. 1 – Gifts of the Holy Spirit
August 27 – Morning Prayer – 1 Corinthians 15. 1 – Paul explains the good news
September 3 – Holy Communion – 2 Corinthians 3.4 – Faith in God’s power
August 17 announcement – Our own Canon Ruth Smith will be leading the 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m services of Holy Communion this Sunday, August 20 while the rector is on holiday. In her previous life, Ruth was a Teaching Master in the Early Childhood Education Department at Loyalist College in Belleville. She later received her Master of Divinity degree from Queen’s University Theological College and was ordained in the Diocese of Ontario at the young age of 60. She served in several churches and developed and taught a course for Lay Pastoral Visitors. She retired from full-time ministry in 2005. As one of St. Olave’s four Honourary Assistants, Ruth regularly reads the Gospel and offers healing prayers in the Chapel during 10:30 communion services. She’s also the president of the ACW (Anglican Church Women). Join us this Sunday to hear Ruth, then after the 10:30 service enjoy some lemonade on the lawn.
August 10 announcement – This Sunday’s Gospel lesson – the Parable of the Unjust Steward – is perhaps the most difficult of all the parables attributed to Jesus. The story is recounted in the 16th chapter of Luke’s Gospel (see BCP page 232). An incompetent manager is about to be fired by his employer. He quickly devises a plan to ingratiate himself to his boss’s debtors by cooking the books to reduce the amount they owe. Rather than being angry, upon discovering the scheme, the employer praises his manager for acting with “prudence.” Jesus then tells his disciples: “the children of this age are more prudent than the children of light. Make to yourselves friends by means of the mammon of unrighteousness; and when it fails you, they will receive you into everlasting habitation.”
This parable is cryptic and challenging – to say the least! Read the parable over several times, and then come to St Olave’s this Sunday, August 13, at 8:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. and learn how to make sense of one of Jesus’ most difficult teachings. Our guest organist will once again by Sebastian Moreno and we will gather for lemonade on the lawn after the 10:30 service.
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