The Glennie School

Our chapel services at the moment are focusing on what it means to be compassionate. The dictionary defines the word compassionate as: feeling or showing sympathy and concern for others. Compassion can be shown and lived in many different ways in our lives. Last week we showed great compassion for those with cancer in supporting our annual Ribbon Day. In boarder’s chapel this week the girls were challenged to think about the gift of hospitality, what it means to be accepting and welcoming to all we meet. We will also be reflecting on how we can best meet the needs of those who are struggling in life by showing compassion and empathy. I encourage you to have conversations with your daughters about ways in which they can show compassion at home, at school and in the community.

Some Date Claimers for upcoming events:

  • Sunday 9 September is our next family communion service. We are blessed to welcome one of our Year 3 students who will be baptised on this occasion. The service begins at 9:30am in the Chapel followed by morning tea in the boardroom.
  • On the weekend of September 28 – 30 I will be travelling with Fr Paul Mitchell and parishioners from St Luke’s Church to the parish of St George and Dirranbandi. It would be wonderful to meet Glennie families in this area. Details of service times and activities will be available soon.
  • Don’t forget the Blessing of the Pets service on Sunday 14 October at 10am on the Chapel Lawn and on Sunday 21 October we will have our final Family Communion service at 9:30am in the Chapel.

Blessings for a wonderful weekend and Happy Father’s Day to all the dad’s and father figures in our community.

Rev’d Sharon Baird

Posted with permission.
Original published here.