Ralph Connor Memorial United Church

The Little White Church on Main Street, Canmore, Alberta

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Lenten Devotionals Available

Lent 2020 begins on Ash Wednesday, February 26th.    United Church Publishing House (UCPH) produces a devotional book each year, providing reflections for each of the 46 days of Lent (40 days + 6 Sundays).  This year’s book is entitled Faithfully Yours, compiled by Alydia Smith. It features daily scripture, reflections, hymn suggestions, personal questions, and prayers for individual devotions or group study by a wide variety of United Church contributors. The eBook may be ordered here and United-in-Learning is …

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Evensong – Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Let us mark the close of Epiphanytide with mid-week Evensong Wednesday, February 19, 2020 @ 7:15 PM ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ There are times, even whole seasons, when we need to take a rest from our journey. Even in the desert, Even in the wilderness, Sabbath comes. Light the candles, Say the prayers: Welcome, sabbath. Welcome, rest. Enter in and be our guest.                              Book of the Desert Mothers: J. Richardson

Evensong – Wednesday, February 12, 2020 @ 7:15PM

Invitation to Evensong – Cultivating love Wednesday, February 12, 2020 7:15 pm Ralph Connor Memorial United Church ALL of you is welcome ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ There are motions of the heart that occur only in quiet rooms, in the splendour of solitude where nothing and everything exists at the same time.” “We are born into a state of relationship, and our ceremonies and rituals are guides to lead us deeper into that relationship with all things.” “On my morning walk, the mountain …

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Evensong – Wednesday February 5 2020 at 7:15 PM – EPIPHANY, LOVE, & ADORATION

  Fifth Week of Epiphany God of grace and majesty, we exalt you For your  wisdom, compassion, strength, and love. We thank you for choosing to walk among your people In all the circumstances of our lives. We pray that we would always be aware of your presence among us. Grant us ears to hear and eyes to see, through faith, The Christ in all who call     upon your name

Evensong – Wednesday January 29, 2020

Come, come, whoever you are, for a conversational reflection upon words, words chalked upon the sanctuary door, words that can guide us through this year, 2020, words that may open us to truth, and to the grace that finds and embraces us, in darkness and in light, in joy and in love, in gratitude and in healing. Come, share and shape your journey toward peace, toward knowing, toward belonging, and toward Ash Wednesday and the Lenten journey soon to follow. …

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Hallowed be your name, Father & Mother in Heaven

One Sunday each month, we use an alternative form of the Lord’s Prayer in worship – a paraphrase, new translation, meditation, hymn, etc.  For January 2020, we offer “Hallowed by your name, Father and Mother in Heaven,” a reflection on the Lord’s Prayer by Rev. Kate Gregory.  (c) 2016, Gathering Magazine, Pentecost 2 2016.  Used by permission. click here – or – http://ralphconnor.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/LP-Gregory.pdf    

Evensong – Wed Jan 22 at 7:15 PM

It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is …

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Annual Meeting and Report

The Annual Meeting (AGM) of Ralph Connor Memorial United Church for the calendar year 2019 will be held Sunday, January 26, 2020 after morning Worship.  The Annual Report may be downloaded here , or you may pick up a printed copy of the report on Sunday the 19th, or at the Church Office from Tuesday to Friday, 11 AM to 1 PM.  This AGM also functions as the AGM for our two outreach Ministries, the Bow Valley Syria Refugee Project …

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