Ralph Connor Memorial United Church

The Little White Church on Main Street, Canmore, Alberta

Summer Services Continue

Worship continues each Sunday at 10:00 AM.  Upcoming preachers are: Rev Greg Wooley – July 28 Rev Jope Langejans – August 4 – Folk Festival Sunday Rev Doug Powell – August 11 Rev Betty Piwowar – August 18 Rev Michael Ward – August 25 Rev Greg Wooley – September 1 – Highland Games Sunday If emergency pastoral care is needed during the month of August, please contact Rev. Michael Ward, Calgary.

Evensong, May 29 at 7:15 PM

We continue in the liturgical season of Easter with a celebration of the poetry of spring.    Praying by Mary Oliver   It doesn’t have to be the blue iris, it could be weeds in a vacant lot, or a few Small stones; just pay attention, then patch   a few words together and don’t try to make them elaborate, this isn’t a contest but the doorway   into thanks, and a silence in which another voice may speak. Evensong …

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Summer Musician Needed

Ralph Connor Memorial United Church, Canmore is looking for a summer pianist to play at the 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Sunday Worship Service, for eight Sundays, June 30 to August 18, 2019.  For the right candidate there is potential for extension as casual relief through the regular season.  Compensation will be $90 per Sunday. Please see full position description on our website at:  http://ralphconnor.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Summer-Musician-2019.pdf Please email your covering letter and resume to: canmoreexplorer@gmail.com Closing date: June 7, 2019.  

Evensong ~ Wednesday, May 22

Bring your drum!   Each time we pick up our drum, it is potentially a power-filled holy moment.   “When the drum beats it resonates beyond your body. It becomes the heartbeat of Creation as it was meant to be.” Richard Wagamese   “They carried the ark of God on a new cart,…David and all the house of Israel were dancing before the Lord with all their might, with songs …and tambourines….” — 2 Samuel 6: 3-5 NRSV     …

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Julian Cell

Evensong ~ May 8, 2019

This Wednesday, we sit with the writings of the 14th century English contemplative, Julian of Norwich. Her Revelations of Divine Love speak of the Mothering role of Christ, amidst a series of visions she experienced of a God motivated by love, not wrath: “I it am, the Might and the Goodness of the Fatherhood; I it am, the Wisdom of the Motherhood; I it am, the Light and the Grace that is all blessed Love: I it am, the Trinity, …

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Evensong, May 1st

And he departed from our sight that we might return to our heart, and there find Him. For He departed, and behold, He is here. ~St Augustine   Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring-time. ~Martin Luther   The life-sparking energies of the Divine touch the infinite potential of Life; green emerges out of earth and we breathe afresh the mystery of spring. Deep peace, filling spirit and …

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Unforgetting – Good Friday service 2019

Rev. Bill Millar writes, “As part of the “Open Out” process at Ralph Connor in which we explored the call to diversity in the future, we identified the need to recognize and celebrate the diversity of the past. This Good Friday worship service was part of that process. click here for full PDF document “The evening was rainy and bitterly cold … but as the service ended a flock of geese flew in formation above us, from west, always a symbol …

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Evensong ~ The Season of Easter ~ Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front by Wendell Berry   Love the quick profit, the annual raise, vacation with pay. Want more of everything ready-made. Be afraid to know your neighbors and to die. And you will have a window in your head. Not even your future will be a mystery any more. Your mind will be punched in a card and shut away in a little drawer. When they want you to buy something they will call you. When …

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