Ralph Connor Memorial United Church

The Little White Church on Main Street, Canmore, Alberta


Evensong – Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Evensong January 20, 2021 7:15 pm Please bring a collection of candles or tea lights.   The epiphany A stable’s a good place for revelations. Some of the most profound discoveries are made in back rooms, half by accident,  by people half-exhausted, looking for something else. Just as we felt like giving up, when the whole thing had become ridiculous and had gone on much too long, and we were blaming everybody else for our mistakes, we came upon the …

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Evensong~At the threshold~Epiphany-Wednesday January 6 2021

Epiphany… The magi follow a star to bring gifts to the Christ child A new understanding, a revealing The Light shines in the darkness I’m preparing to go out, getting ready for a journey, because it is January,  and each of us is going on a journey into the New Year.  The guiding star, if I remember to look up, will be there even in the fearful places. This year, I hope to travel light and to travel in the …

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Evensong ~ The Longest Night ~ Monday, December 21, 7:30 pm

Poem for Advent  Amidst ten thousand losses and swirling joys, at this very instant  on the sacred Earth  I wait. Come to us  Beauty, Wisdom, Goodness, Peace,  Solace, Grace, Counsel, Love. See the open archway this cold night Air, rich as gold, flows. Fine snow glistens on our faces. Each flake, every exquisite crystal blossom  is a covenant of your love told a thousand thousand times. ~ Patricia Van Ness   In her book, “The Stillness of Winter: Sacred Blessings …

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Evensong ~ Wednesday, November 18, 2020 @ 7:15 PM

Awakening “…and you wait, keep waiting for that one thing which would infinitely enrich your life: the powerful, uniquely uncommon, the awakening of dormant stones, depths that would reveal you to yourself.   …and it comes to you all of a sudden: that was it!  And you arise, for you are aware of a year in your distant past with its fears and events and prayers.”Rilke   Please join this mid-week sabbath gathering for the space and time to remember …

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Evensong ~ November 4 ~ Remembering

This season calls us into the grace of descent. It is a thin time where the true face and incredible mystery of the Eternal One is revealed.  An abundance of life is hidden in our memories and we can call them up from the depths and they can still bless us. ~Marina Wiederkehr “But take care and watch yourselves closely so as neither to forget the things that your eyes have seen nor to let them slip from your mind …

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Evensong – Wednesday, October 7 @ 7:15 pm

  Love all Creation, The whole of it and every grain of sand Love every leaf Every ray of God’s light Love the animals Love the plants Love everything If you love everything You will perceive The divine mystery in things And once you have perceived it You will begin to comprehend it ceaselessly More and more every day And you will at last come to love the whole world With an abiding universal love   ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky   …

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Evensong – Wednesday, May 27, 2020 @ 7:15 PM

Evensong – Wednesday, May 27, 2020 A door opens in the centre of our being and we seem to fall through it into the immense depths which, though they are infinite, are all accessible to us. ~ Thomas Merton Somewhere in our lives there are people…or perhaps it is we ourselves Who are here to create new visions, to dream wider dreams, to hope beyond the ordinary And to cling to very little during this time of breaking through into …

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