God proved His love on the Cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying to the world, ‘I love you.’  – Billy Graham

Dear Friends

We are continuing in-person worship, masks may still be worn. If you feel unwell or are uncomfortable coming to church, please join our Zoom as you are able.

My mask protects you and your mask protects me.

Zoom Service at 10:30 AM

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Meeting ID: 580 558 8254         Passcode: Fellowship

Spirit of God

Lord and giver of Life

Moving between us and around,

Like wind or water or fire;

Breathe into us your freshness that we may awake;

Cleanse our vision that we may see more clearly;

Kindle our senses that we may feel more sharply;

And give us the courage to live as You would have us live,

Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen (John V. Taylor)

A Prayer for Ukraine:

God of peace and justice, we pray for the people of Ukraine today. We pray for peace and the laying down of weapons. We pray for all those who fear for tomorrow, that your Spirit of comfort would draw near to them. We pray for those with power over war or peace, for wisdom, discernment, and compassion to guide their decisions. Above all we pray for your precious children, that you would hold and protect them. 

We pray in the name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace, Amen (Archbishop Justin Welby)

In our prayers this week let us give thanks for our many blessings, and continue to pray for our neighbours, friends and family.

Let us continue to pray for the post-flood restoration work in BC and particularly for the ministry of Christ Church, Hope, B.C.

May we remain mindful of the struggles and the conflicts in our own country and pray for wisdom in resolving them.

Let us also intentionally uphold in prayer the various crises in our world, that the Lord would redeem our brokenness through His love and bring healing to our world.

There are still some nasty germs around; Covid, flu and colds. Over the past few weeks some of our congregation have been stricken with one or the other. Please be careful and take the usual protective measures.


New Roof- Thankful to have a new roof! Thank you for your patience while the work is being done!

Abide: A new program shared through our Diocese. For more info check in with the church office. See below.

Little Britches Rodeo Parade: It is on this year! Saturday May 21, 2022, at 10:00 am join fellow parishioners on the church yard, as we host a coffee and goodies table. Come early to avoid street closures and have a coffee with the community. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the parade.

Wednesday Mid-week service:  Some interest has been expressed in resuming a mid-week service of Holy Communion. Please contact one of the Wardens if you would appreciate this. 10:30 AM service time.

Ladies Bible Study- Thursdays at 10 am, in the church hall. Call Norma Schofield at 587 363 3634 for more info.

Prayer Chain requests welcome and updates appreciated and are of great encouragement.  Contact Elaine at  [email protected]

Rev Haydn continues to have office hours at the church Wednesday and Friday from approximately 10 AM to 3 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]    Website: stbenshr.church

About the Certificate in Spiritual Formation
Abide is LTI’s newest program, offering a Certificate in Spiritual Formation in just 10 months’ time. The topics are explored through readings, teachings, interviews with authors, group discussions and communal prayer. The curriculum offers an orientation for personal spiritual growth that is based on the fruit of the Holy Spirit that is evidenced in the lives of those who abide in Christ.

Please contact Rev Haydn or the church office for more information.

The devil, darkness, and death may swagger and boast, the pangs of life will sting for a while longer, but don’t worry; the forces of evil are breathing their last. Not to worry…He’s risen!     – Charles R. Swindoll

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