Phone: 403-652-2271

602 3rd St SW

High River, AB T1V1B4


Sunday Mornings @ 10:30am

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Exodus 3:1-17, Psalm 106:1-5, 23-26, 45; Romans 12:9-21; Matthew 16:21-28


 God knows the needs of his children, and he often works through us, prompting us to help one another. When we act on such promptings, we tread on holy ground, for we are allowed the opportunity to serve as an agent of God in answering a prayer.

Kathleen H. Hughes

Dear Friends,

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

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 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:

– Give thanks for those who have died in the peace of Christ and pray for 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, particularly remembering those displaced because of wildfires, and those working to bring relief, such as firefighters and first responders:

– 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

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.

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

 This Month:  

September 10th – Archbishop Greg will join us! Welcome back Potluck Lunch in the Hall to follow

September 21sth– 7 pm Parish Council Meeting- note this is a change of date!!

September 15th – Cursillo Ultreya, at St Benedict’s 7pm – all welcome!

September 30th -Healing and Wholeness Workshop – at St Benedict’s. Please register with the office.

 Plan ahead: Fall 2023

October 1- Potluck Breakfast- 9:15 am

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.

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

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

Church office: 403 652 2271

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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The Diocese of Calgary is aware of two situations in need of urgent help.

           Situation #1

We have an Anglican Dominican who has been evacuated from Yellowknife with his wife and baby to Calgary. They are in need of somewhere to stay for a few weeks. Would you reach out to your contacts to see if anyone in your parish may have somewhere they could stay? The office would put whomever it is in touch with this person once we have some possibilities.

            Situation #2

Secondly the Rev. Daniel Joseph is really struggling to find a rental for he and his wife. She is suffering from stage 4 cancer and the need is for a main level location with few stairs and for it to be within 5-10 minutes of an Emergency Department.

  • He has already moved twice since being here.
  • He is currently living in a visiting room (one room and bathroom) in one of our clergy’s condos. That only lasts until end of September.
  • This situation is pretty critical. Rental needed Oct. 1st.
  • If you know of anyone who may have a rental property/spare space, that would be greatly appreciated. Contact Pilar Gateman, Executive Archdeacon at 587-320-1342

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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
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