This Week At SHOJ

Nov. 13, 2020

From Mrs. Rhodes

A Prayer for Putting on a Face Mask


Creator God, as I prepare to go into the world, help me to see the sacramental nature of wearing this cloth. Let it be a tangible and visible way of living love for my neighbors, as I love myself.


Christ Jesus, since my lips will be covered, uncover my heart, that people would see my smile in the crinkles around my eyes. Since my voice may be muffled, help me to speak clearly, not only with my words, but with my actions.


Holy Spirit, as the elastic touches my ears, remind me to listen carefully and caringly to all those I meet. May this simple piece of cloth be shield and banner, and my each breath that it holds, be filled with Your love.

Rev. Richard Bott, Moderator Presbyterian Church of Canada


I know many of us are watching the numbers this week. The message that stands out for me is that we need to do everything to stop the spread. I think we will hear some harsh suggestions about what families should and shouldn't do. It really is about slowing this down until we are able to completely control it. I know other schools that have had trouble with staffing and feel so blessed that is not us. The school committee that was in place over the summer has planned a meeting for Monday after school to see if there are small changes we could make to ensure that we stay here. I remember in August when we worried about the face masks and now kids are remembering it as they get out of the car! These really are short term sacrifices. Thank you for doing all that you do and supporting what we do. Stay safe and healthy.

Calendar Events

Nov. 24-25 No School

Nov. 26 Thanksgiving

Nov. 29 First Sunday of Advent

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