Ralph Connor Memorial United Church

The Little White Church on Main Street, Canmore, Alberta

EVENSONG

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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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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Evensong – Potluck & Advent

Gather to share in a “pot luck” service where we are invited to bring an offering  of poetry, music, ritual, scripture, prayer…that calls you to the quiet time of Advent…  or simply come to be still as we are called toward the hope and grace of Christmas.                 Advent is the start of the sacred year                 in which we begin again and again…          …

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Evensong – Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Looking back, I’m awed by the way that embracing everything – from what I got right to what I got wrong – invites the grace of wholeness Wholeness is the goal, but wholeness does not mean perfection. It means embracing brokenness as an integral part of life. Parker Palmer Gather in song, silence, prayer and poetry to contemplate the meaning of wholeness in our lives and in our world. Evensong Wednesday November 21, 2018 Ralph Connor Memorial United Church Sanctuary

Circle Dance: a Meditation in Motion – Evensong

Circle Dance:  a Meditation in Motion “Everything in the universe has rhythm. Everything dances.” ~ Maya Angelou Every  child Has known God, Not the God of names, Not the God of don’ts, Not the God who ever does anything weird, But the God who only knows four words  and keeps repeating them, saying: “Come dance with Me.” Come Dance. -Hafiz Evensong, November 14th, 7:15 p.m.

Evensong – Wednesday October 31 – Halloween

At the base of this mountain High above the valley Stillness drops down drapes the forest, dresses us, washes our feet, enters us with each inhalation This is the altar of the Sacred This is the Bread of the Great Thanksgiving. ~ Fed, by Antoinette Voûte Roeder Who can tell how lovely in June is the honey locust tree, or why a tree should be so sweet and live in this world? Each white blossom on a dangle of white …

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EVENSONG – Wednesday, Oct 17 – 7:15 pm

Fin and feather, flesh, blood and bone: the earth calls its creatures to leave the familiar, turn again into the unknown; to move steadily and continuously and at great risk toward an invisible goal, expending great energy with the possibility of failure… ~ Marianne Worcester Now I am revealing new things to you, things hidden and unknown to you, created just now, this very moment. Of these things you have heard nothing until now so that you cannot say, Oh …

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Evensong with Harpist Olivia Ritchy – Wednesday October 10 at 7:15 pm

In the quiet of the evening, with the twilight drawing nigh, there is music in the darkness as the stars ignite the sky. Pacem, Andy Beck and Brian Fisher   Medicine heals the mind, soul, and spirit by the body, But music heals the body by the mind, soul and spirit. Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, Conclusiones Nongentae, 1486   On Wednesday October 10 at 7:15… Rest your mind. Let your soul chant. Savor the resonance of Olivia’s harp-spirit. Photo by …

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Evensong: Listening with an Awake Heart

In this season of radiance and release, we gather for Evensong, a time apart to listen, to sing, to be still. Birch Chose one low hanging leaf heart shaped Still attached to Mother Birch and listen to all it has to say.  The cue will be obvious when it’s your turn to speak Its palm will fall on yours, face down Blind sentences touching the breath of your hand then whispering the language that gold understands Choose one low hanging leaf, heart …

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Evensong, Wednesday September 26, 7:15 pm

Once, long long ago . . . yet somehow, not so very long . . . when all the animals and rocks and winds and waters and trees and birds and fish and all the beings of the world could speak . . . and understand one another . . . ~ Old Turtle, Douglas Wood In the silence of the morning, when the dawn has just begun, as the moon is softly fading with the rising of the sun. …

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