THE LONGEST NIGHT – EVENSONG

THIS IS THE LONGEST NIGHT, THE HOUR OF PAUSE AND WITHIN IT WE STAND QUIETLY ON THE BORDER OF LIGHT… IT WILL SNOW AND IT WILL DRIFT… ERE IT WAS HEARD THAT THE GLORY WAS TO COME… HEARD WAS THE SONG OF ANGELS. EVENSONG ~ THE LONGEST NIGHT – WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 19, 7:15 RALPH CONNOR UNITED CHURCH AN EVENING OF SPECIAL MUSIC COME, COME WHOEVER YOU ARE, WANDERER, WORSHIPPER, LOVER OF LIVING… STEP OUT OF THE PACE OF HURRY… COME, SIT, …

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Sermon: Sunday, December 16, 2018 (Advent 3) – John 1: 15-28

Sermon: December 16, 2018 (Advent 3) – John 1: 15-28 Ralph Connor Memorial United Church, Canmore AB – Rev Greg Wooley click here for PDF What do we know about John the Baptist?  Quite a bit, actually, when we put together the reports from all four gospels: He looked and sounded like a wild man: a coat of camel’s hair, a leather belt around his waist, a diet of locusts and wild honey, roaring his disapproval of the religious establishment …

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Sermon: Sunday, December 9, 2018 (Advent 2) – Isaiah 40: 1-11

Sermon: December 9, 2018 – 2nd Sunday of Advent: Isaiah 40: 1-11 Ralph Connor Memorial United Church, Canmore AB – Rev Greg Wooley click here for PDF In this year’s Advent journey, we are following the traditional themes for the four Sundays: Hope, Peace, Joy and Love.  Today, the 2nd of the 4 Sundays, our focus is on Peace. Peace is a yearning that is both personal and global. We seek to be “at peace” in ourselves, while also praying …

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BETHLEHEM: Then and Now

In this season, our attention turns to Bethlehem and a very special birth. Come to Gordon Hall at Ralph Connor Church, this Saturday morning, to learn more about ‘Bethlehem, then’ and hear first-hand experiences of ‘Bethlehem, now. Through the lens of recent archaeology and first-hand experience Richard LeSueur, former guide and lecturer with St. George’s College, Jerusalem, will lead an exploration of “Bethlehem; Then and Now” on Saturday, December 8th in Gordon Hall. Come at 9:30am for coffee and muffins …

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EVENSONG – Wednesday December 5 at 7:15 pm

Before you tell your life what you intend to do with it, listen for what it intends to do with you. Before you tell your life what truths and values you have decided to live up to, let your life tell you what truths you embody, what values you represent. ~ Parker Palmer   Love after Love The time will come when, with elation you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror and each will …

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Sermon: December 2, 2018 – 1st Sunday of Advent, Isaiah 64: 1-9

Sermon: December 2, 2018 (Advent 1) – Isaiah 64: 1-9 Ralph Connor Memorial United Church, Canmore AB – Rev Greg Wooley click here for PDF This is one of those weeks in which it has been somewhat tempting to just take last week’s sermon and preach it again.  Not because it was such a hum-dinger that it could be spoken twice, but because there is such overlap between what we explored last week about proclaiming Jesus as Lord, and today’s …

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