The world does not understand theology or dogma,

but it understands love and sympathy.

– Dwight L. Moody

Dear Friends,

You are invited to join us this Sunday at 10:30 for a service of Morning Prayer. If you are away, or unwell, please join by Zoom.

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 Please remember in your prayers:

– This Sunday’s service; that the Holy Spirit will inspire our worship and bless us through God’s Word:

– The Prayer of Jabez: Jabez called upon the God of Israel, saying, “Oh that you would bless me indeed and enlarge my territory, that your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil so that I may not cause pain!” And God granted what he requested. (I Chron. 4:10)

– Our congregation of St. Benedict’s; that we may stand mature and fully assured in all the will of God. (c.f. Colossians 4:12):

– Those who are sick, suffering, fearful, or in need, and their caregivers, doctors, and nurses:

– For peace within our country, and in the world, remembering the Ukraine, the Middle East and tensions in the Far East; we pray for areas of unrest and riots, asking for wise discernment in our leaders:

– Give thanks for those who have died in the peace of Christ and pray for those who mourn:

– For the poor, the homeless, the disabled, and the needy in our communities, and those who help them:

– For the victims of violence and natural disasters, and those working to bring relief:

– Refugees, remembering those fleeing wars, oppressive regimes and natural disasters.

– Our Indigenous brothers and sisters, and their leaders in our diocese and country.

Pray for the Prayer Chain: The Prayer Chain is taking on greater responsibility in praying for God’s guidance and Spiritual protection for us all. Confidential requests are welcome, updates are appreciated and are of great encouragement.  Contact Llizabet at [email protected]

Nominations– The upcoming Diocesan Synod will need a nomination for a lay representative for Diocesan Council, from High River Deanery.  A youth delegate will also be nominated.  Diocesan Council meets monthly September to June and oversees the operation of the Diocese between synods. Please let Rev Haydn know if you are willing to serve. 

“Love is the door through which the human soul passes

from selfishness to service.”

-Jack Hyles

Coffee hour: Please sign up to help with coffee hour.  Donations of muffins and cookies are welcome!

Coming up:

August 19th– “Ketchup”  Mens’ breakfast at Smitty’s 8-9:30

August 24th – Praise and Prayers at St George’s Turner Valley. 7pm.

 Plan ahead: Fall 2023

September 10th – Archbishop Greg will join us! Welcome back Potluck Lunch

September 30th – Healing and Wholeness Workshop; at St. Benedict’s

Men’s Cursillo– October 26-29thWomen’s Cursillo– November 2nd-5th.

This Summer: Our gardens and yards are opportunities for volunteering. Many thanks to the individuals who fix things, water the trees, weed and harvest the gardens and mow the yard.

   Check out “From the Prayer Chair” by Rev. Haydn

Rev. Haydn will be on vacation August 14th – 18th

Donations by etransfer via [email protected]

Please contact the Wardens with any concerns and good news!

Church Office: 403 652-2271

Rector: 403 999 4181. [email protected]

Rector’s Warden: Liz Sutherland: 403 601 6952 C

People’s Warden: Pat Reid: 403 652 2021

Education for Ministry Registration

Looking for a way to deepen your understanding of the Christian faith and enhance the connection between what you believe and how you live your daily life?  The Education for Ministry (EfM) program combines independent study and weekly small group discussions to provide a basic grounding in theology to Christian laypeople. The EfM curriculum explores the content and origins of Scripture, follows Church history from its earliest days, and examines issues in Christian theology. Group members engage in individual and group theological reflection throughout their studies to bring our different life experiences and perspectives into conversation with our faith, helping to discern God’s call to each of us. EfM is an extension program of an Episcopal theological school; there is a lot to read (including the whole Bible) but there are no exams. Students commit to one year at a time and those completing all four years of the program receive a certificate of completion.

For more information on registration or this program, please contact Jennifer Solem at [email protected]

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