Evensong – Potluck & Advent

Gather to share in a “pot luck” service where we are invited to bring an offering  of poetry, music, ritual, scripture, prayer…that calls you to the quiet time of Advent…  or simply come to be still as we are called toward the hope and grace of Christmas.                 Advent is the start of the sacred year                 in which we begin again and again…          …

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Sermon: Reign of Christ Sunday, November 25, 2018 – 2 Cor 4: 1-12

Sermon: Reign of Christ Sunday, November 25, 2018 – 2 Corinthians 4: 1-12 Ralph Connor Memorial United Church, Canmore AB – Rev Greg Wooley click here for PDF of sermon Jesus is Lord. Three words, but oh, what a range of responses they raise. As a United Church person, what I run into rather frequently is an aversion to the term “Lord,” whether applied to Jesus or God.  As a term it is masculine and hierarchical; and for those with …

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Evensong – Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Looking back, I’m awed by the way that embracing everything – from what I got right to what I got wrong – invites the grace of wholeness Wholeness is the goal, but wholeness does not mean perfection. It means embracing brokenness as an integral part of life. Parker Palmer Gather in song, silence, prayer and poetry to contemplate the meaning of wholeness in our lives and in our world. Evensong Wednesday November 21, 2018 Ralph Connor Memorial United Church Sanctuary

Music at Ralph Connor Memorial United Church

Ralph Connor prides itself in rich, diverse and fulfilling music Sunday mornings, Wednesday evening Evensong, and with many community gatherings. Ave Verum from Tanya Sullivan on Vimeo. Our wonderful musicians, Tanya Sullivan (Music Director) and Jan Tissandier (Evensong Coordinator) both have over 25 years experience in music leadership. You will enjoy their passion for sacred music!! This historic church (built in 1890–91) has outstanding acoustics for the many beautiful sounds of: a first class piano Flute Guitar Choir of 20 …

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Circle Dance: a Meditation in Motion – Evensong

Circle Dance:  a Meditation in Motion “Everything in the universe has rhythm. Everything dances.” ~ Maya Angelou Every  child Has known God, Not the God of names, Not the God of don’ts, Not the God who ever does anything weird, But the God who only knows four words  and keeps repeating them, saying: “Come dance with Me.” Come Dance. -Hafiz Evensong, November 14th, 7:15 p.m.

Gathering of Souls – Evensong

Gathering of Souls You are invited to bring a picture or a remembrance of someone you wish to be remembered and celebrated.   Now he is God not of the dead, but for the living; for to him all of them are alive. Luke 20:38     They shall grow not old, as we that are left to grow old: Age shall not weary them, or the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, …

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Sermon: November 4, 2018 – Luke 10: 25-37

Sermon: November 4, 2018 – Luke 10: 25-37 Ralph Connor Memorial Untied Church – Rev. Greg Wooley click here for PDF What a great scripture reading today.  Jesus, pushed to pick one of the 613 commandments of the Hebrew Scriptures to stand above all others, snags two and links them together: “love God with all your heart, soul, strength and mind” (Deuteronomy 6: 4-5), and “love your neighbour as yourself” (Leviticus 19:18).  When his questioner asked Jesus a follow-up question, …

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Bells of Peace – 100 Rings at 4:59 pm on November 11

On November 11, 1918 … church bells rang out spontaneously across the country to celebrate the signing of the “Armistice.” After four brutal years … and so many young men and women dead or injured…the First World War was officially over.   One hundred years ago, relief and joy swept our land. On November 11 at sundown in Canmore at 4:59 pm Ralph Connor Memorial United Church and Saint Michael’s Anglican Church will commemorate Armistice 100.  We will mark the …

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