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Sunday, September 22
Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity
8:30 a.m. | Holy Communion in the Chapel 
10:30 a.m. | Morning Prayer
Junior Church Lesson | Gratitude
(parents, please remember to bring your child’s notebook!)
followed by Coffee Hour
COLLECT FOR THE FOURTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY
ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, give unto us the increase of faith, hope, and charity; and, that we may obtain that which thou dost promise, make us to love that which thou dost command; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

READINGS: Galatians 5.25 and St. Luke 17.11
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Rector’s Message

This week’s lessons can be found on pages 239 and 240 of the Book of Common Prayer.  As always, I encourage you to read the lessons before coming to church. You will find that the entire service takes on more meaning when you are familiar with the texts being preached upon. Our second lesson this week is a powerful story about, yet again, a Samaritan! Last week we heard the story of the Good Samaritan, and this week we will hear the story of the thankful Samaritan.  

Samaritans were, of course, those people living in what used to be the northern Kingdom of Israel. In the 10th Century BC, Israel became divided into two separate kingdoms - the Kingdom of Judah in the south, and the Kingdom of Israel in the north. The northern kingdom would eventually fall to the Assyrian Empire during the 8th Century BC, and its culture and religion would be forever changed, becoming increasingly distant from Judaism. (Read 2 Kings 17 for a description of this event.) For this reason, by the time of Jesus, Jews and Samaritans held great distrust for one another. And this is what makes both stories - the Good Samaritan and the thankful Samaritan - so surprising for the Jewish audiences that first heard them. 

Join us this Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. as we explore this important text and its meaning for our lives today.

Rob+

THIS FRIDAY AUTUMN SERIES CONTINUES
Evening Prayer 6 p.m., light supper 6:30, talk at 7 p.m. 

“Place your mind before the mirror of eternity! Place your soul in the brilliance of glory! Place your heart in the figure of the divine substance and, through contemplation, transform your entire being into the image of the Godhead itself ...” - St. Clare of Assisi

Join us this Friday when we take up the topic of private prayer again, this time in the Middle Ages. We'll look at some of what was going on in the monasteries at the time as well as the development of a number of private devotions, many of which remain popular today. All are welcome! 

Sept. 27: The Reformation; Oct. 4:  Prayer Today

SEPTEMBER 29, 4 p.m. CHORAL EVENSONG FOR MICHAELMAS AND SIR DAVID WILLCOCKS CENTENARY
We welcome the choir of St. Peter’s, Erindale and its director Clement Carelse. The service is followed by a Peach Tea, during which Clement will discuss the life of Sir David (1919-2015), whom he knew while at King’s College, Cambridge. Read more here.

FALL/WINTER  CONFIRMATION CLASSES
A session is being planned for the fall and winter in anticipation of Bishop Jenny Andison’s visit on Sunday, January 19, 2020! 
Times and dates are to be determined based on interest and availability. If you or someone you know is interested in being confirmed, please contact the Assistant Curate, Alexandra Pohlod at curate@stolaves.ca or by telephone at 416-769-5686 ext. 3

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 9 a.m to 3:30 p.m.
If you’ve ever wished you could do more to address current social and ecological crises, here’s an opportunity to get inspired. The Diocese of Toronto annual Outreach and Advocacy Conference is themed around “Grounded and Growing in Christ: Church as a centre of resistance and hope.” It will explore how the church can counter the malaise and despair arising from the world around us. To join our St. Olave’s contingent, contact Janice Douglas or Rev’d Alexandra by October 5. Youth program also available. $30, $15 for youth or unemployed, includes lunch. Click here for more information.

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This week’s services
Tuesday, September 24
NO SERVICES

Wednesday, September 25
Lancelot Andrewes
8:30 Morning Prayer

11:15 Holy Communion
4:30 Evening Prayer
Thursday, September 26
8:30 Morning Prayer
4:30 Evening Prayer


Friday, September 27
8:30 Morning Prayer

noon - ORA - Prayers in the Chapel
6 Evening Prayer
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