Ralph Connor Memorial United Church

The Little White Church on Main Street, Canmore, Alberta

Evensong ~ Pentecost IV ~ Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Before we fledge for the summer, let us join in an evening of

Gratitude

What did you notice?

the sweet-hungry ants;
What did you hear?

the thrush greeting the morning;.

 What did you admire?
the onion, sheet after sheet, curved inward to the pale green wand;

 What astonished you?

The swallows making their dip and turn over the water.

What would you like to see again?

My dog: her energy and exuberance, her willingness,
her language beyond all nimbleness of tongue…
What was most tender?

the everlasting in its bonnets of wool;
What was most wonderful?

the sea lying back on its long athlete’s spine.

 What did you think was happening?

the up-swing, the down-pour, the frayed sleeve of the first snow—

so the gods shake us from our sleep.

-Mary Oliver-

 
Ralph Connor Host is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting at 7:15 pm.