• June 30 services
  • What St. Olave’s Means to Me, by Liesl Kuebler
  • Stewardship update
  • News and Weekly announcements
  • Weekday services
Sunday, June 30
Second in the Octave of St. Peter and St. Paul
8:30 a.m. | Holy Communion in the Chapel
10 a.m. | Morning Prayer in the Chapel
10:30 a.m. | Holy Communion
Followed by Lemonade on the Lawns
Saint Peter and Saint Paul, painted by El Greco, c. 1590

O ALMIGHTY God, who by thy Son Jesus Christ didst give to thy Apostle Saint Peter many excellent gifts, and commandedst him earnestly to feed thy flock: Make, we beseech thee, all Bishops and Pastors diligently to preach thy holy Word, and the people obediently to follow the same, that they may receive the crown of everlasting glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

O GOD, who, through the preaching of the blessed Apostle Saint Paul, hast caused the light of the Gospel to shine throughout the world: Grant, we beseech thee, that we, having his manifold labours in remembrance, may show forth our thankfulness unto thee for the same, by following the holy doctrine which he taught; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

READINGS: 1 St Peter 1.1 and St. Matthew 16.13

O GOD, who providest for thy people by thy power, and rulest over them in love: Vouchsafe so to bless thy servant our Queen, and her Government in this Dominion of Canada, that thy people may dwell in peace and safety, and thy Church serve thee in all godly quietness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

What St. Olave’s Means to Me 
By Liesl Kuebler
The following message is part of a monthly series of testimonials written by a member of St. Olave’s, to offer a deeper understanding of the impact the church has had in his or her life. Read past messages here.
I go to St. Olave’s because everyone there is just like one big family. Ever since I can remember people at St. Olave’s have been kind and welcomed me.  Whether you know the name of the person or not, they are always kind and smiling. There are so many opportunities at St. Olave’s like meeting new people and learning new things. It’s a place where you can be yourself.

My mom, her brother and my grandparents went to St. Olave’s after they immigrated to Canada. Then, my Nana (my mom’s mom) started the Nativity play. My mom has been going here ever since, and I have been raised to go here too. I have basically been part of St. Olave’s all my life, and I was baptised here!

Getting to take part in the Nativity Play and Junior Church activities are some of my favourite parts about St. Olave’s, because no matter what you are doing you know that it is going to be fun. At Sunday school during Christmas season we practice the Nativity play. One of my favourite parts about the Nativity play is seeing which role you get, and seeing your costume for the first time.  Some of my other favourite activities are our annual Skating Party, Game Night which is super fun because you get to play board games with all your friends and family, our annual Easter egg hunt which takes place on the lawn and the Christmas bazaar. The Christmas bazaar is an exciting bazaar held in the church. You can bring family and friends to enjoy the experience with you.

Another thing I enjoy doing is greeting. I love handing out the books to everyone and greeting them. I also love bringing toys down to the fire hall with Junior Church because I know that they will be going to kids that don’t have any toys. I enjoy many more things too like the BBQ and doing activities outside, but there are just too many to name. So this is just a piece of how much fun you can have at St. Olave’s!

On Sundays I look forward to coming to church because of all the fun I have. I get to learn so many new items about God and Jesus at Sunday school. We also play many different games, and sing songs with Brittany (and Laura before), our awesome Sunday school teacher. You can never get bored at St. Olave’s because there is always a way to help out, or a fun activity taking place.

Here I have really learned lots about God, but also how to be a part of one big family.

What does St. Olave’s mean to you? If you would like to provide your own tribute message, it would be most welcome! Please email your message to Jim Shapland.
Financial Update
Thank you for your generous gifts and commitment to St. Olave’s this year. We are now halfway through 2019, but unfortunately, behind target. As we head into the summer, we ask you to consider making an additional summer gift to St. Olave’s. While there is a natural decline in attendance and givings in July and August, there are still bills to pay.

As the chart above illustrates, our budgeted givings target for July 31, 2019, is $103,267. This target is based on our 2019 goal ($200,000) and our congregational giving patterns. Over the next five Sundays until the end of July we will be reporting weekly givings in the announcements so that you can see our progress and consider how you can help.   

In a week or two you will receive a summer issue of the Olave Branch in the mail. As you’ll see, there are a lot of special activities going on! Besides regular Sunday worship, there is Summer Bible Study, weekday services, two movie nights, a 3-day camp for kids and of course the Patronal Festival on the Eve of St. Olaf, July 28 at 4 p.m., followed by our annual barbecue. This year we are pleased to welcome Bishop Jenny. We hope you will fit some of these events into your schedule. Keep up to date by reviewing upcoming events on our website or reading the weekly announcements in each e-blast.

The Branch will include a summer giving envelope inviting you to designate a portion of your gift to our pending boiler replacement. Please prayerfully consider how you can support St. Olave’s this summer. If your vacation plans will keep you away from church, your extra gift will make a difference.

If you are a monthly PAG giver, thank you. Your gift will continue to ensure we have a reliable income stream, but an additional gift will also help us through the low giving months. Watch for the summer envelope or give online today


Don Weston, Stewardship Chair

Wednesdays, 10 a.m., Wardens’ Vestry, starting July 10
Of approximately 360 quotations from the Hebrew Scriptures that appear in the New Testament, nearly one third come from the Book of Psalms. The Rev’d Alexandra Pohlod will lead a summer bible study on the Psalms as they appear in the New Testament. A short service of mid-day prayer will follow. All are welcome!
Tuesday, July 30, Wednesday, July 31 & Thursday, August 1, 9-3:30
The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund is creating curriculum for a Vacation Bible Camp. St. Olave’s students and friends are invited to be special test-drivers of this program that connects PWRDF’s work in food security to Soil, Seeds & Animals. Activities will include gardening, crafts, nature walks, field trips and Bible stories. Please contact Janice Douglas to reserve a spot of for more information. 
Weekly announcements
This week’s services
Tuesday, July 2
no services

Wednesday, July 3
Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Elizabeth (transferred from July 2),
In the Octave of St. Peter & St. Paul

8:30 Morning Prayer
4:30 Evening Prayer
Thursday, July 4
8:30 Morning Prayer
4:30 Evening Prayer
In the Octave of St. Peter & St. Paul

Friday, July 5
8:30 Morning Prayer
noon ORA prayer
4:30 Evening Prayer
In the Octave of St. Peter & St. Paul
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