Monday, November 18, 2013

Open House this Week

This week we have our open house and it has me thinking about when I first started at Olivet
as a student. I toured the school with my parents and got excited as I imagined myself in one of the desks. Then the  long wait for September to finally come so I could be at school. It did eventually come.

I used to be a shy child so the small class sizes were a perfect fit for me. It enabled me to make friends a lot faster and not get lost in the crowd. Every teacher (even the ones who did not teach me) knew my name and I felt comfortable going to if I needed help. My home room teachers knew my strengths and weaknesses and were very good about encouraging me to do my best.

My favourite class was definitely music! Every year all the students would look forward to Spring Concert and the musical that would be the center point of the evening. Now we also have the French Show to look forward to as well as classroom productions that parents are invited to through the year.

I hope you take an opportunity to take a peek around the school and see why they love it here too!

Lindsay Mueller
Administrative Assistant and Alumna
Olivet School

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Monday, November 11, 2013

Remembrance Day

No reasonable person seeks warfare.  On the other hand, while evil remains in the world, there will be people who try to take lives, property, or freedom from others.  Defending one's home, or one's homeland from such an assault is sometimes necessary, and those of us who live in freedom and prosperity need to remember from time to time that our freedom and prosperity came at a high price.  It is appropriate, therefore, that we take some time every year to honour the memory of those who put down the tools of their daily work for a time and served the cause of freedom.
The book True Christian Religion puts it this way:  “That one's country should be loved, not as one loves himself, but more than himself, is a law inscribed on the human heart; from which has come the well-known principle, which every true man endorses, that if the country is threatened with ruin from an enemy or any other source, it is noble to die for it, and glorious for a soldier to shed his blood for it.  This is said because so great should be one's love for it.  It should be known that those who love their country and render good service to it from good will, after death love the Lord's kingdom, for then that is their country; and those who love the Lord's kingdom love the Lord Himself, because the Lord is the all in all things of His kingdom” (TCR414). 
 Today is Remembrance Day.  We invite you to reflect on the blessings we have in Canada and think about those people who bravely fought to make it possible for us – and many others – to enjoy those blessings.
Rev. James P. Cooper
Pastor, Olivet Church
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