“If man had his way, the plan of redemption would be an endless and bloody conflict. In reality, salvation was bought not by Jesus’ fist, but by His nail-pierced hands; not by muscle but by love; not by vengeance but by forgiveness; not by force but by sacrifice. Jesus Christ our Lord surrendered in order that He might win; He destroyed His enemies by dying for them and conquered death by allowing death to conquer Him.” – A.W. Tozer
We are hearing that there is a bout of influenza making the rounds in addition to the present strain of COVID. Neither virus would be beneficial to the congregation members. Please be careful and take the usual protective measures.
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.
Sunday April 17th 2022
Zoom Service at 10:30 AM
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Meeting ID: 580 558 8254 Passcode: Fellowship
Please continue to pray for the Ukraine. Let us pray for those fleeing their homeland in fear; those sheltering in basements from fighting and shelling; those at the forefront of the conflict; those in leadership. Let us pray that countries willing to accept refugees will make their journey as easy as possible.
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 also remember those of our fellowship who will be away this weekend.
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.
Food Bank– For the season of Lent we encourage you to donate to our local food bank as part of your weekly offering. Every dollar given to the food bank buys $4 of food. There will still be a collecting basket by the door.
Prayer Chain requests welcome and updates appreciated and are of great encouragement. Contact Elaine at [email protected]
Services leading up to Easter:
April 14th Maundy Thursday 7pm
April 15th Good Friday 10:30am (at St. Benedict’s with Good Shepherd Lutheran)
April 17th Easter Sunday 10:30am
Parish Council- meets April 19th at 7 pm. In the church hall.
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
“The joyful news that He is risen does not change the contemporary world. Still before us lie work, discipline, sacrifice. But the fact of Easter gives us the spiritual power to do the work, accept the discipline, and make the sacrifice.” – Henry Knox Sherrill