Sermon: September 30, 2018 – the book of Esther

Sermon: September 30, 2018 – the book of Esther Ralph Connor Memorial United Church, Canmore AB – Rev Greg Wooley click here for PDF On October 9th – one week from Tuesday – we begin studying a book with a big long title,  Speaking Christian: Why Christian Words have lost their meaning and power – and how they can be restored. (After Worship, there will be a sign-up clipboard in Gordon Hall so we can get a better idea of …

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Sermon: September 30, 2018 – Mark 9: 30-37

Sermon: September 23, 2018 – Mark 9: 30-37 Ralph Connor Memorial United Church, Canmore, AB – Rev Greg Wooley click here for PDF A happy-making skill that many people have, is song recognition.  Especially if the song comes from those teenage years when so many things lock themselves permanently into memory, many of us can hear the first bar or two of a popular song from long ago, even if we haven’t heard it for ages and, in most cases …

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Sermon: September 16, 2018 – Mark 8: 27-38

SERMON: September 16, 2018 – Mark 8: 27-38 Ralph Connor Memorial United Church, Canmore AB – Rev Greg Wooley click here for PDF North of the Sea of Galilee is a beautiful nature preserve, going once more by its ancient name of Banias (or in some dialects, “Panias”). In the days of Jesus, however, it had a different name: Caesarea Philippi. Two weeks ago, we heard that place name as we read the 42nd Psalm – a Psalm in which …

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Sermon: September 9, 2018 – James 2: 1-10, 14-18

Sermon: September 9, 2018 – James 2: 1-10, 14-18 Ralph Connor Memorial United Church, Canmore AB – Rev Greg Wooley click here for PDF When my kids were teenagers, a conversation game called “would you rather” started to be popular – shared between friends, or on one of those days when the teacher wanted to give the class a fun break.  Basically, it is what it sounds like: two scenarios are proposed, and you need to choose which one you’d …

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Sermon: September 2, 2018 – Psalm 42

Sermon: September 2, 2018 – Psalm 42 Ralph Connor Memorial United Church, Canmore AB – Rev Greg Wooley click here for PDF Shannon and I grew up on the Prairies, and when it came time to decide where to go to seminary, we sensed that we would do well to go leave the Prairies, to give us an experience of a different perspective before returning home to begin our Ministries. The “elsewhere” we landed at, in the fall of 1984, …

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