Phone: 403-652-2271

602 3rd St SW

High River, AB T1V1B4


Sunday Mornings @ 10:30am

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

Genesis 25:19-34; Psalm 119:105-112; Romans 8:1-11; Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23



When you strip it of everything else,

Pentecost stands for power and life.

That’s what came into the church when

the Holy Spirit came down on the day of Pentecost.

 David Wilkerson

Dear Friends:

You are invited to join us this Sunday at 10:30. If you are away, or unwell, please join by Zoom. Please call a warden.

Zoom Service

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Meeting ID: 580 558 8254         Passcode: Fellowship

 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 to bring about a lasting peace:

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

Missional Minute

“Will you come and follow me, if I but call your name?”

It may happen sometime this summer.  Visiting family or friends.  Seeing folks you haven’t seen in a while.  A family gathering or a reunion or friends stopping in.  And someone may ask you, “What have you been up to lately?” Will you include your faith in this discussion?  Will you acknowledge God?  Will you talk about your service to Him or your church activity or the ministry you are carrying out?  Will you stand up for your beliefs?

“Will you let my love be shown?  Will you let my name be known?”

This hymn, entitled The Summons by John Bell, sums up these questions perfectly.

When we live out our faith each day and truly dedicate our lives to God, we will be able to share that faith with others.  It may be scary to talk about this with friends or family, but we are called to this.  We are summoned to this.  And we are not alone in this; the Holy Spirit is ever present and ready to help us share our faith.

“In your company I’ll go, where your love and footsteps show. 

Thus I’ll move and live and grow in you and you in me.”


 My brethren, do you believe in the Holy Ghost? …

Have we such a reliance upon the Holy Ghost?

Do we believe that, at this moment,

He can clothe us with power,

even as He did the apostles at Pentecost?

Do we believe that, under our preaching,

by His energy a thousand might be born in a day?

 Charles Spurgeon


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

This week:

Funeral for Lois Long; Wednesday 19th July  at 2 pm at St Benedict’s 

This month:

July 27th -St George’s Turner Valley, Prayer and Worship, 7 pm

July 30th -Sunday Service with Prayer for Healing 

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 the gardens and mow the yard. If you would like to help, contact Helen in the office and she can put you in touch with the folks in the know!

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

Rev. Haydn will be in the office on Wednesday and Fridays from approximately 9:30 am to 2 pm.

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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

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