Ralph Connor Memorial United Church

The Little White Church on Main Street, Canmore, Alberta

EVENSONG

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 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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Final Evensong Until Fall Equinox

All My Relations come, Every nation come, All My Relations under the sun, We Are One As the sun spirals its longest dance, cleanse us As nature shows bounty and fertility, bless us May all beings live with loving intent, And fulfill their truest destiny ​ ​ May the longtime sun shine upon you​ ​ May all love surround you​ ​ And the pure Light Within you guide you on your way Evensong, June 20, 2018, 7:15 PM Solstice and …

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Evensong Wednesday, May 2, 7:15 pm

Spring is the season when we are invited to celebrate the  abundance of life. There is a playfulness and spontaneity to the season of spring that invites us to join this joyful abandon.   We are called to both listen deeply to the blossoming within ourselves as well as to forget ourselves —  setting aside all of our seriousness about what we are called to do and simply enter the space of being.   In this field of possibility we discover new gifts. ~ Christine Valters Paintner, …

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Evensong – Wednesday, May 30, 7:15pm

A Speed of Soul Thought   Somewhere someone needs help.  If you can’t get there yourself. Take a deep breath,  Breathe in.  Hold that someone in your heart. Lighten the weight of their troubles.  Breathe out. Open your heart. Release what you cannot change. Send calm and courage  And human connection. For the nights can be filled with shadows, And sometimes the waters rise. Someone somewhere needs help.  Send love. It matters. ~ Carrie Newcomer The path of love and peace …

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