Phone: 403-652-2271

602 3rd St SW

High River, AB T1V1B4


Sunday Mornings @ 10:30am

Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

Jeremiah 2:4-13; Psalm 81:1, 10-16; Hebrews 13:1-8, 15,16; Luke 14:1, 7-14



One of the many seminars offered at the Lambeth Conference last month was one on Intentional Discipleship.  It focused on how important it is to build intentional mentoring discipleship.  Such mentoring encourages people to hear the Good News, to live into their baptismal covenant, to recognize Christ in their lives, and to commit to a life belonging to the Church.

We are each called to a particular place — within our families, our workplaces, our community and of course, within our parishes — to live out our mission to others.  Now more than ever, we are called to be part of the renewal of the Church.

Jesus stands ready to shape our lives, to mold us as His disciples, but He won’t force us.  We have to make the conscious decision to step out in faith.  Disciples are people who know who Jesus is, who hear what Jesus is speaking to them, and who know how they are going to respond.

May we all seek a renewal of our call to bring the light of Christ to “the last, the lost and the least.”

Dear Friends 

We hope you can join in worship for Holy Eucharist, BAS format, at 10:30 am this Sunday.  If you feel unwell or are uncomfortable coming to church, please request the Zoom option by calling a warden. Zoom coverage will be available as requested.

Please remember in your prayers:

– the clergy and parishioners of our Diocese these last weeks of summer – for safe travels, refreshment and rest;

– those who are sick, suffering, fearful or in need, remembering those suffering from COVID-19 and their caregivers, those feeling isolated and those who are vulnerable;

– for peace within our country, and in the world, remembering the country of Ukraine, areas of unrest and riots, and asking for wise discernment in our leaders;

– those who have died and those who mourn;

– the victims of violence and natural disasters;

– our Indigenous brothers and sisters, especially remembering their hurt and grief at this time;

– refugees, remembering those fleeing the Taliban regime, and those fleeing war in the Ukraine.

– those who are persecuted and oppressed for their faith in Jesus Christ


Why? and How?

St Benedict’s is hosting a workshop on Prayer

Led by  the Rev Martyn Alvey

Saturday, Sept 17th from 10 am to 3:30 pm


Save the Date: the Rev Sean Devlin will be our guest preacher on September 11, 2022, after which a potluck lunch is planned!

Coffee Hour: There is a signup sheet in the Hall if you are able to help out after service.

Prayer workshop: Mark your calendars for Saturday September 17th. We are hosting a Workshop on Prayer here at the church and would love you to come! Please sign up or call  the church office to register!

Custodial Position: After a number of years of reliable service, Dave Tease has decided to relinquish his job as our custodian. We thank Dave so very much for all the effort he has put in keeping our building clean and tidy over the years. If you know of anyone interested in taking on the part-time work, please contact Liz or Pat.

Prayer and Praise: CANCELLED! at Christ Church Millarville,  August 25

Prayer Chain: confidential requests are welcome, and updates are appreciated and are of great encouragement.  Contact Elaine at

Accommodation: Noah Wahrlstrom and his fiancé Naomi are still looking for a house or apartment rental in High River, for 6 months- I year from September. If you can help or need more details, his number is 306 960 4970.

Parish Council Meeting: Next scheduled for Tuesday September 13th at 7 pm.

Calgary School of Discipleship

Is offering a fall course:

Tuesdays Sept 6- Nov 8, 2022    4-5 pm via ZOOM

Course: The Interpretation of Scriptures for Lay Ministry and Licensing

Lead by the Rev. Oz Lorentzen

For more info or to sign up contact Barbara LaBreque

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

Rev Haydn will have office hours this week on Wednesday and Friday from approximately 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM. Helen is in the office from 10-12 on Wednesdays.

Please contact the Wardens with any concerns and good news!

Rector: 403 999 4181.

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

People’s warden: Pat Reid: 403 652 2021

Church office: 403-652-2271     Email:

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St. Ben's Donation Information

To make a donation to St. Benedict’s, please use one of the following options.

  1. Deliver cash to the parish office at 602 3rd St SW High River, AB
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All donations are eligible for a tax deductible receipt and are gratefully appreciated.

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