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Introducing Teach Us to Pray, a new video series especially for the young and young at heart, with Martha Riddell

Dear Junior Church families,

Join me for a new video series, Teach us to Pray, which will explore different aspects of prayer within the Anglican tradition. These videos are meant to help young people develop a well-grounded prayer life, using the Book of Common Prayer as a guide. The topics covered in this series cover praying and worshipping at home, alone or as a family. I am looking forward to the time when we can safely gather together again for Junior Church. In the mean time, let us pray for the programme and for all its members, that they may continue to grow in knowledge and love of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

We hope that you will use this video series as a resource for your family. And don’t forget to revisit the activities and lessons that Martha created in the spring that are archived on our website.
Prayers for students and teachers
As discussions about the size and shape of our classrooms continue, we know that many families and children may be anxious about returning to school. Here are two prayers that have been said in our recent services.
Return to Worship
As you may have read, we will be returning to in-person worship on Sunday, September 27. This service will be at 9:30 a.m. and it will be a short, said service of Holy Communion (sharing only the consecrated bread). Children are welcome to come up to be blessed during Communion (hands-free of course).

There will be no 10:30 a.m. service and unfortunately, at present, the Diocese of Toronto health and safety guidelines do not allow children under 10 years old to meet as a group. We will be looking at ways to support families with children and asking for your input in the coming weeks.

The online services will continue as our primary service. They will alternate between Morning Prayer and Holy Communion and include Children’s Talks, sermons, anthems, hymns and congregational readers.

If you have any questions about our return to worship or anything at all, please contact either Rev’d Alexandra or (after September 2) Rev’d Rob.

Family readers needed
Thank you to families and students who have participated in our online services as lesson readers, saying prayers or even singing. Who can forget Jackson’s awesome “Aw come on!” and Zahra and Liesl’s beautiful duet?!

Sunday, September 13, will mark the return to including family recordings of the Lord’s Prayer, the Creed, the Confession and more in our online worship. All families are welcome to participate, even if you’ve already done it before. We’re looking for all new recordings.

If you’d like to record before the hustle and bustle of school starts, please contact Janice Douglas for instructions and the text.
Your offerings are gratefully received
Thank you to everyone who has supported St. Olave’s over the summer with donations. You can donate online or drop an envelope through the mail slot on the Ostend/Windermere door. 

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