St. Benedict of Nursia (July 11th)
St. Benedict was born in Nursia, in central Italy, around the year 480. As a young man he was sent away to study in Rome, but appalled by the corruption in society, he withdrew to live as a hermit at Subiaco. He quickly attracted disciples and began to establish small monasteries in the neighbourhood.
Around the year 525 Benedict moved to Monte Cassino with a band of monks. Later in life Benedict wrote “Rule for Monks” based on his own experience of fallible people striving to live out the gospel … His ‘Rule” proved to be so good and well balanced that it was disseminated widely, becoming in time the model for all Western monasticism. Benedict died at Monte Cassino in about the year 550.
In our prayers this week we pray for:
– our clergy and churches;
– 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;
– 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.
Prayer for Peace:
Oh God, it is your will to hold both heaven and earth in a single peace.
Let the design of your great love shine on the waste of our wraths and sorrows,
and give peace to your Church, peace among nations,
peace in our homes, and peace in our hearts;
through your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen (BAS) pg 677
We hope you can join us in worship for the 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. For the months of July and August, Zoom coverage will be available as requested.
Prayer and Worship gathering – at Christchurch, Millarville on Thursday July 21st 7 pm.
Coffee Hour: There is a signup sheet in the Hall if you are able to help out after service.
Parish Council Meeting: Next scheduled for Tuesday September 13th at 7 pm.
Flower Festival: Saturday July 16th at Christ Church, Millarville. Strawberry Tea 11:00 am to 3:00 pm Cost $6.00
Prayer Chain requests welcome, and updates appreciated and are of great encouragement. Contact Elaine at [email protected]
Finances– Our Church expenses do continue over the summer months, even when you are away! Please consider continuing your offerings over this time. Treasurer John Reid can help if you wish to arrange automatic withdrawals. E-transfer is also available.
Accommodation: Noah Wahrlstrom of an Evangelical Mission in Sk. is looking for a house or apartment rental in High River, for 6th months-I year from September for 2 people. If you can help or need more details, his number is 306 960 4970
Rev Haydn continues to have office hours at the church 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’s Warden: Liz Sutherland: 403 601 6952 C
People’s warden: Pat Reid: 403 652 2021
Church office: 403-652-2271 Email: [email protected]
Offerings by e-transfer via [email protected]
Today a man knocked on my door and asked for a small donation towards the local swimming pool. I gave him a glass of water.