Evensong ~ Wednesday, May 22

Bring your drum!   Each time we pick up our drum, it is potentially a power-filled holy moment.   “When the drum beats it resonates beyond your body. It becomes the heartbeat of Creation as it was meant to be.” Richard Wagamese   “They carried the ark of God on a new cart,…David and all the house of Israel were dancing before the Lord with all their might, with songs …and tambourines….” — 2 Samuel 6: 3-5 NRSV     …

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Julian Cell

Evensong ~ May 8, 2019

This Wednesday, we sit with the writings of the 14th century English contemplative, Julian of Norwich. Her Revelations of Divine Love speak of the Mothering role of Christ, amidst a series of visions she experienced of a God motivated by love, not wrath: “I it am, the Might and the Goodness of the Fatherhood; I it am, the Wisdom of the Motherhood; I it am, the Light and the Grace that is all blessed Love: I it am, the Trinity, …

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Evensong ~ The Season of Easter ~ Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front by Wendell Berry   Love the quick profit, the annual raise, vacation with pay. Want more of everything ready-made. Be afraid to know your neighbors and to die. And you will have a window in your head. Not even your future will be a mystery any more. Your mind will be punched in a card and shut away in a little drawer. When they want you to buy something they will call you. When …

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Evensong ~ Wednesday March 27, 7:15 ~ Ralph Connor United Church

Evensong ~ Lent IV ~ Midway through the Journey   Stand at the crossroads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths, where the good ways lie; and walk in it, and find rest for your souls… Jeremiah 6:16   Gather for a “Pot Luck” style service, bringing offerings of song, word, prayer, ritual or reflection to share at the mid-point of this Lenten exploration.   There was someone I loved who grew old and ill One by one I …

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Ash Wednesday Evensong March 6 at 7:15 pm

Lent offers the gift of wilderness wandering, free of expectation.   Listening … clear of mind, sharp of sight, open to wonder and  to listening deeply, as if for the first time,   and yes, to stumbling, perhaps often, upon all that lies upon these ancient paths, paths made new again through trust in all that is yet to unfold ….. (If you so desire, bring a mid-size rock to contribute to the cairn we shall construct over the weeks of the …

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Wednesday February 27 – EVENSONG – 7:15 pm

Being Light Uphold the Light that your inner light may illumine fear-filled hearts… Light comes with each new dawn. yield to the Light within; become a chalice of light for the world! Nan Merrill   A “holon” is something that is simultaneously a whole by itself and yet a part of larger whole. A drop of water in the air, or a steam or the ocean, is a holon. We are all holons   How is one to live a …

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Evensong – Wednesday February 20 at 7:15 pm

  For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Psalm 139 Ancient and young, oldest bone of the planet that was just last week laid bare by the blunt sculpting of the ice: it seemed a land designed to summon mammals – haunched and shouldered, socketed. Did we even notice that the red pine sprang directly from the rock and swayed in wind like …

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