Ralph Connor Memorial United Church

The Little White Church on Main Street, Canmore, Alberta

EVENSONG

Evensong ~ Pentecost IV ~ Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Before we fledge for the summer, let us join in an evening of Gratitude What did you notice? the sweet-hungry ants; What did you hear? the thrush greeting the morning;.  What did you admire? the onion, sheet after sheet, curved inward to the pale green wand;  What astonished you? The swallows making their dip and turn over the water. What would you like to see again? My dog: her energy and exuberance, her willingness, her language beyond all nimbleness of …

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Evensong – Wednesday, June 9, 2021 @ 7:15 PM – From grief to hope

We grieve     We hold     We stand in solidarity     We hope     We act It is my hope that all the children, the children of the deer and the wolf, the whale and other marine forms of life; the children of the osprey and the bluebird and the butterfly; the children of the oak and the pine and the dogwood; the children all together with the human children will go into the future in oneness “as a single …

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Evensong ~ Wednesday, June 2, 2021 @ 7:15 PM

Evensong, Pentecost ‘Potluck’ As we mourn the 215 lost children of the Kamloops Indian Residential School, let us find hope and renewal in these challenging times.  Through the eyes of Jan Richardson, Pentecost reminds us of what Spirit can do with a “garden of dust”.  Pentecost challenges us to open ourselves beyond the limits of our individual lives to the Spirit who sets us ablaze for the healing of the world.  You are invited to bring a poem, a reflection or …

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Evensong – May 19 2021

Evensong:  an online contemplative gathering Wednesday, May 19, 2021 @ 7:15 PM Friends of Spirit Let us gather now, friends of Spirit – travellers in time – to hear the story of Love’s evolving nature Bruce Sanguin Our journey through the season of Easter continues and we reflect on our travels together.   for Zoom login, contact jan.tissandier@gmail.com

Evensong ~ Sacred Earth ~ Wednesday, April 21, 2021 @ 7:15 PM

Evensong Wednesday, April 21, 7:15pm To pray you open your whole self To sky, to earth, to sun, to moon To one whole voice that is you… Breathe in, knowing we are made of All this, and breathe, knowing We are truly blessed… ~ Joy Harjo Sacred Earth: Places Along Creation’s Story Join us this week during Evensong as we gather to renew our bond with Mother Earth  and remember our responsibility to protect her sacred waters and paths.  We …

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Evensong ~ Light and Love ~ Wednesday, April 14th @ 7:15 PM

Please join us for prayer, poetry and songs of Joy to nourish your soul this second Evensong of the Easter Liturgical Season.   You may want to have a journal or piece of paper and pen handy.  The zoom invitation is below.  Every day, at least once, say thank you for the gift of being alive. Every day, at least once, remember the One who crafted you and all of creation and exclaimed, “That is so very good.” Christine Valters …

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Evensong ~ Easter Liturgical Season ~ Wednesday, April 7, 2021

  For Christians living in parts of the world where Easter coincides with spring, The changing of the season has a special resonance. As winter fades and spring takes its place There is a return of the birds and the earth is offering a new growing season. Let us rejoice and be glad! Can you consider this spring as a time for being, not doing; Making space to hear and witness divine mystery in your life? Spring’s sweetness is so …

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Evensong ~ Holy Week ~ Wednesday March 31 2021 @ 7:15 PM

A prayer for a tired Lent O God of dirt and dust Of life and light Of time and truth Of hope and heartache, too. Help us sit in our humanity. O God who builds galaxies And breathes life into dry bones We thank you for this gift Of being wholly human And called holy, still. Help us sit in your wonder. We come to you aware of all the cracked and dry Parts of ourselves and we give thanks …

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Evensong ~ Lent V ~ LIMINALITY ~ Wednesday March 24, 2021 @ 7:15 PM

MAY YOU ABIDE THE PLACES IN BETWEEN: THE THRESHOLDS, THE PASSAGES, THE SPACES OF WAITING AND PATIENCE AND PREPARING                            ~ JAN L. RICHARDSON   AS WE ARE APPROACHING HOLY WEEK,  WE WILL BE CELEBRATING COMMUNION.   WE INVITE EACH OF YOU TO HAVE BREAD AND WINE  (WATER, JUICE, CRACKERS) AVAILABLE. YOU MAY WISH TO HAVE A CANDLE TO LIGHT

Evensong ~ Wednesday March 17 2021 @ 7:15 PM

…be like the fox Who makes more tracks than necessary, Some in the wrong direction. Practice resurrection.   Wendell Berry   Our Lenten journey continues… in song, in silence, in prayer, in poetry,  in wilderness wandering and in quiet reflection. Come!   Rest and wait in the wilderness. Listen and see with your heart.  Come!   Trisha Watts   Now I become myself. It’s taken Time, many years and places… May Sarton