Phone: 403-652-2271

602 3rd St SW

High River, AB T1V1B4


Sunday Mornings @ 10:30am

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Isaiah 40:21-31; Psalm 147:1-12; 1 Corinthians 9:16-23; Mark 1:29-39


Fifth Sunday after Epiphany

God created the Heavens and the earth.

From all His creation, only you and I were made in His image.

That is a good reason for gratitude.

Gift Gugu Mona

Dear Friends,

You are invited to join us for our Sunday morning Service at 10:30 am.  If you are away, or unwell, please join by Zoom.

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And pray in the Spirit on all occasions

with all kinds of prayers and requests.

With this in mind,

be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.

Ephesians 6:18


If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.”

Matthew 21:22


Please remember in your prayers:

The Most Rev. Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury;

The Most Rev. Linda Nicholls, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada;

The Most Rev. Gregory Kerr-Wilson, Archbishop of the Diocese of Calgary;

The Rt. Rev. Leopold Friday, Bishop of our Companion Diocese of the Windward Islands;


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

– For peace within our country, and in the world, for victims of violence and natural disasters, and for areas of unrest and riots.  We ask for wise discernment in our leaders.

– The Holy Land, the Middle East, Ukraine and Russia – for the end to war and unrest.

– Those who are sick, suffering, isolated or in need.

– Those who have died and those who mourn.

– The poor, the homeless, and the needy in our communities.

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

– Refugees, remembering those fleeing regimes around  the world.

– 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).

– We remember especially this week in our parish cycle: Dennis L, Elaine M, Barb and John M.

 In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer:

St. Peter, Calgary; The Rev. Bonnie Luft, The Rev. Rosemary Bishop

In our Companion Diocese of the Windward Islands:

Holy Trinity, Castries with St. Mary La Caye, on St. Lucia; The Ven. Christian Glasgow

Prayer Requests: If you or a close family member are in special need of prayer, our team will be happy to pray for you; We will pray for a specific request for one month, or longer, based on updates. Please place confidential requests in the box located in the narthex.


Lenten Reflections on The Temptation of Jesus in the Wilderness

Thursdays during Lent, beginning February 15

Not By Bread Alone: Exploring Jesus’s Temptation in the Wilderness

Please join us this Lent for an in-depth exploration and conversation around the Temptation of Jesus in the Wilderness. After an initial exploration of the Biblical text in the first week, we will have five unique sessions focusing on how five different theologians and saints have approached Jesus’s Temptation, looking for their unique wisdom and insight to this event in Jesus’s life and ministry. We are excited, as well, to have each session led by a different person from the Diocese! Hopefully this study will enrich your Lenten journey. We’ll gather via Zoom on Thursday evenings through Lent, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Please contact Barbara Labrecque [email protected] at the Diocesan Office to register for the study.


February 15 – Rev. Br. Jason Carroll (Biblical Introduction)

February 22 – Rev. Greg Clark (Karl Barth)

February 29 – Most Rev. Greg Kerr-Wilson (Rowan Williams)

March 7 – Rev. Chris Roth (Church Fathers)

March 14 – Rev. Br. Jason Carroll (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)

March 21 – Rev. Elizabeth Short (Deitrich Bonhoeffer)


Wanted: Accommodation for senior woman for a few months until she finds a permanent residence. Marilyn has attended services at St Benedict’s and some might remember her. Contact:  Marilyn Thom. [email protected]; cell: 403 994 9227

 Our Annual Meeting is February 11: We will meet after morning service, with a finger food potluck lunch.

If you are curious about the workings of our Parish Council please feel free to ask a wardenwith no obligation! However, if you would care to serve, we are happy to put your name forward!

Reports: For our various ministries, AMP reports were due into the office by January 28.  Many thanks!  As soon as all the reports are collated, we will email them out to try and avoid printing a lot of copies.

Coffee hour: Please sign up to help with coffee hour.  Donations are welcome!

 Coming up:

February 4th – Potluck Breakfast at 9:15 am

February 8th  -Parish Council Meeting 7 pm

February 11th –  Annual Meeting of Parishioners at Noon with potluck finger food lunch

February 13thShrove Tuesday Pancake Supper– 5 pm – 6:30 pm more info to come

February 14th –Ash Wednesday Service at 7 pm

Rev Haydn will be in the office Wednesday and Friday from about 9:30 am to 2 pm.

Church office: 403 652 2271  email: [email protected]

Please contact the Wardens with any concerns and good news!

Rector: 403 999 4181. [email protected]

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

People’s Warden: Pat Reid- 403 652 2021

Offerings by etransfer via [email protected]

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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
  2. Make a cheque payable to St. Benedict’s Anglican Church and mail to 602 3rd St SW High River, AB T1V1B4 or deliver in person to the parish office at the same address.
  3. Send an e-transfer from your banking institute to [email protected]

All donations are eligible for a tax deductible receipt and are gratefully appreciated.

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