Your healing begins with a step of faith
in the great Physician, Jesus Christ.
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.
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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 [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.
On Sunday 16th July, the Gospel passage was about Jesus teaching The Parable of the Sower.
The sower is casting seeds into prepared ground. But the thrown seeds fall onto four different types of soil. The hard path is not receptive to the seed. The rocky soil keeps the seed from growing strong roots. The thorny areas choke out young plants. And, finally, the good soil accepts the seed and results in an abundant harvest.
Jesus then explains what this parable means. The four types of soil are the types of hearts that the Good News encounters. The hard ground represents the hardened hearts who reject the message. The rocky soil represents those who will hear the message and get excited, but won’t take the message to heart. The thorny soil keeps the message from being established, by cares of the world, desires and distractions. But the good soil is the hearer who accepts the message, and grows in faith.
We are the sowers; the sowing of the Good News is our mission. We are called by God to be constantly casting seeds. And we will be rejected. We will face obstacles in being missional. But that is okay. The results are not up to us. The results are between God and that person. Our job is to keep being missional. God is preparing the hearts of those who will be good soil, the hearts of those who will hear and obey and be fruitful.
May God be with us all as we answer His call to be missional.
Coffee hour: Please sign up to help with coffee hour. Donations of muffins and cookies are welcome!
July 27th -St George’s Turner Valley, Prayer and Worship, 7pm
July 30th -Sunday Service with Prayer for Healing
Plan ahead: for 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 26-29th. Women’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.
Offerings by etransfer via [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