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Phone: 403-652-2271

602 3rd St SW

High River, AB T1V1B4

Sundays

Sunday Mornings @ 10:30am

First Sunday of Advent- Part 1- What is hope?

Genesis 12:1-3, Psalm 24 Hebrews 9:1-10, Matthew 5:17-20

Reign Advent

Today’s forecast- The Son shines and the Lord reigns!

Dear Friends 

We hope you can join us in worship and the Holy Eucharist, BAS format, at 10:30 am this Sunday.

With winter weather here, and the challenges that go with it we hope to resume Zoom coverage beginning November 27th.

Announcements:

Food Bank: a bin is in the front foyer for collecting items for the local foodbank. Let us support this important ministry for those in need in our community.

Coffee Hour: There is a signup sheet in the Hall if you are able to help out after service. Cookies and/or other items for the freezer for Sundays are welcome.

Prayer Chain: confidential requests are welcome, and updates are appreciated and are of great encouragement.  Contact Elaine at  emm.pelican@gmail.com

Potluck Breakfast: Sunday December 4th. At 9 am. Why not invite a friend out for breakfast?

Memorial Plaque: we are accepting donations toward a second memorial plaque to remember past parishioners of our church.

Please remember in your prayers:

– the clergy and people of our Diocese

– those who are sick, suffering, fearful or in need, and their caregivers, especially doctors and nurses

– for peace within our country, and in the world, remembering areas of war, unrest and riots, and so many refugees. We ask for wise discernment in our leaders.

– for the victims of violence and natural disasters and those who suffer from the emotional and physical wounds from conflict

– for those who mourn

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

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

Christmas Services

December 18- Advent Lessons and Carols- 10:30 am

December 24- Christmas Eve Eucharist- 7 pm

December 25- Christmas Morning Eucharist- 10:30 am

 A Diocesan Missional Minute:

Recently, I was talking with a friend, and the conversation turned to a recent purchase of plastic storage containers.  I found myself offering my thoughts on a particular brand, endorsing the qualities of ease of use, durability and price.  I really like these containers; I might even say in conversation that I “love” them.  I waxed poetic on how great this product is, on how my life has changed (in this case, they are the answer to my storage needs), and how grateful I was to have found a source of reliable food storage.

Hold everything!  I have the love of God in my life.  I have a Saviour in Jesus, and He is the Rock upon which I stand.  He is wonderful and life-changing, and I am so very grateful to have Him in my life.  So, why am I not endorsing Him at every opportunity?  Why am I not telling everyone I meet of the good thing I’ve found?

It seems I have no hesitation speaking about plastic containers, but feel awkward or fearful when it comes to sharing the Good News of Jesus.  I need to change my thinking, and be ready to speak of Jesus – of His hope and peace and life-giving love.  I need to share my “product endorsement” – my story of witness and salvation and the good things He has done for me, as readily as I do for consumer products.  May I be ready to be missional for Him.

  Check out “From the Prayer Chair” by Rev Haydn

Rev Haydn will have office hours this coming 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. revhaydnschofield@gmail.com

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

People’s warden: Pat Reid: 403 652 2021

Church office: 403-652-2271     Email: stbenedicts@telus.net

Offerings by e-transfer via stbenedictstreasurer@telus.net 

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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 treasurer@stbenshr.church. 

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

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