Ralph Connor Memorial United Church

The Little White Church on Main Street, Canmore, Alberta

Evensong ~ Wednesday March 27, 7:15 ~ Ralph Connor United Church

Evensong ~ Lent IV ~ Midway through the Journey   Stand at the crossroads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths, where the good ways lie; and walk in it, and find rest for your souls… Jeremiah 6:16   Gather for a “Pot Luck” style service, bringing offerings of song, word, prayer, ritual or reflection to share at the mid-point of this Lenten exploration.   There was someone I loved who grew old and ill One by one I …

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Ash Wednesday Evensong March 6 at 7:15 pm

Lent offers the gift of wilderness wandering, free of expectation.   Listening … clear of mind, sharp of sight, open to wonder and  to listening deeply, as if for the first time,   and yes, to stumbling, perhaps often, upon all that lies upon these ancient paths, paths made new again through trust in all that is yet to unfold ….. (If you so desire, bring a mid-size rock to contribute to the cairn we shall construct over the weeks of the …

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Wednesday February 27 – EVENSONG – 7:15 pm

Being Light Uphold the Light that your inner light may illumine fear-filled hearts… Light comes with each new dawn. yield to the Light within; become a chalice of light for the world! Nan Merrill   A “holon” is something that is simultaneously a whole by itself and yet a part of larger whole. A drop of water in the air, or a steam or the ocean, is a holon. We are all holons   How is one to live a …

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Evensong – Wednesday February 20 at 7:15 pm

  For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Psalm 139 Ancient and young, oldest bone of the planet that was just last week laid bare by the blunt sculpting of the ice: it seemed a land designed to summon mammals – haunched and shouldered, socketed. Did we even notice that the red pine sprang directly from the rock and swayed in wind like …

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And the table will be wide. And the welcome will be wide. And the arms will open wide to gather us in. And our hearts will open wide to receive. And we will come as children who trust there is enough. And we will come unhindered and free. And our aching will be met with bread. And our sorrow will be met with wine. ~ Jan L. Richardson Evensong Wednesday, January 30, 7:15pm Ralph Connor Memorial United Church

Season of Epiphany – Evensong Wednesday, January 23

One of the lovely things a person can do for another person is to awaken the power and sacrament of their imagination, because when you awaken someone’s imagination, you are giving them a new kingdom, a new world.   ~ John O’Donohue “You say God speaks to you, but it’s only your imagination.” …words spoken by the inquisitor to Joan of Arc during her trial for heresy. “How else would God speak to me, if not through my imagination?” Joan replied. …

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Evensong Resumes

LET US GATHER FOR AN EPIPHANY FEAST WEDNESDAY JANUARY 9, 2019, 7:15 CHALKING THE DOOR A WORD TO GUIDE OUR ONWARD JOURNEY POT LUCK POETRY ~ SONG SHARING A SIMPLE POT LUCK MEAL Bring along a simple dish to share if you can, if not there will be enough for all. IN THIS AND EVERY SEASONMAY WE SEE THEM,THE WISE ONESWHO COME BEARING GIFTS TO US.THEY ARE THEREON THE THRESHOLD OF OUR AWARENESS,OFFERING WHAT WE MOST NEED. ~JAN RICHARDSON