Ralph Connor Memorial United Church

The Little White Church on Main Street, Canmore, Alberta

Good Friday Service has been posted

Our 2020 virtual Good Friday service features dramatic monologues from the foot of the cross, by Judas Iscariot, Mary Magdalene, Mother Mary, and a Roman Centurion.  See it on our “Ralph Connor Canmore” YouTube channel, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCi8loA1BP8lNAppSRR9_aQQ Our Easter morning service will be posted at this same link, by sunrise time on Sunday, April 12th.   Though we cannot gather in person, we are honoured to record these services in our homes, and share them with you. Blessings of this holy weekend, …

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A Prayer for Palm Sunday 2020

A PRAYER FOR PALM SUNDAY 2020 Shared on Norwich Cathedral’s Palm Sunday Podcast, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jNBcTyQ7oM Hosanna! We greet you, O Son of David, not this year outside with a jostling crowd, but quietly and at home, bound to each other by prayer. Hosanna! We greet you, O long-awaited King, not this year led into Church by cross and clergy, but led instead by a renewed sense of the world’s deep need for you. Hosanna! We greet you, O Christ, not this …

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March 22, 2020 – Worship online with us!

March 22, 2020 Worship for Ralph Connor Memorial United Church is available online!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kt3edcbl3kY Recorded at several locations in Canmore so that we can keep social distance from one another, then combined into one Worship service.    Our intention is to have an online Worship Service available every Sunday, on the “Ralph Connor Canmore” YouTube channel.     If you would like to worship many times this Sunday, here is a listing of some of the congregations in Chinook Winds Region …

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Evensong – Wednesday, March 18, 2020 – Cancelled

While our public gathering is cancelled, the following liturgy is provided for home use, for those seeking “sacred time” – – Evensong ~ Lent IV ~ March 18/20   “Thrown all together in one unrelenting present, we are made to recognize in one another what we deny most vehemently about ourselves: in the end it’s our vulnerability that connects us”        Jon Mooallam   A Simple Lighting of a Candle to Connect with the Evensong Community   A Prayer ~ Pandemic …

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Seven Sacred Teachings and Lent – Tue Mar 10 7 pm

Tony Snow, Indigenous Lead for Chinook Winds Region,  on March 10th at RCMUC led a deep and meaningful time of discussion, inviting us to see how the Seven Sacred Teachings can interact with our observance of Lent.  The seven sacred teachings, broadly held within many Indigenous traditions, are  Love, Respect, Courage, Honesty, Wisdom, Humility, and Truth.  Tony will be presenting additional sessions online at 7 pm on Tuesdays, March 17, 24, 31 and April 7. To register for one of …

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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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