Ralph Connor Memorial United Church

The Little White Church on Main Street, Canmore, Alberta

Sermon: September 22, 2019 – Psalm 113

My Mom grew up on a farm near the town of Bruce Mines, Ontario, home of the first hard-rock copper mine in Canada, predating confederation by 20 years.  When the mines were open, which was sporadic at best, they contributed much to the local economy, but they also contributed the dreaded respiratory diseases, silicosis and black lung, to the men who mined there.  Most of the local men, then, knew two things: (1) they’d better have access to some farm …

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road from Jerusalem to Jericho

Sermon: July 14, 2019 – Luke 10: 25-37

The gospel of Luke gives us a fine sequence this morning: A teacher of scriptural laws approaches Jesus, and queries him about what one does in order to have eternal life. Jesus engages the man in conversation, turns the question back on him and the lawyer says that the most important commandment in the Torah, is actually two side-by-side: love God, and love your neighbour. Jesus agrees. In response the lawyer asks, “well, who is my neighbour?” How far did …

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Sermon: September 9, 2018 – James 2: 1-10, 14-18

Sermon: September 9, 2018 – James 2: 1-10, 14-18 Ralph Connor Memorial United Church, Canmore AB – Rev Greg Wooley click here for PDF When my kids were teenagers, a conversation game called “would you rather” started to be popular – shared between friends, or on one of those days when the teacher wanted to give the class a fun break.  Basically, it is what it sounds like: two scenarios are proposed, and you need to choose which one you’d …

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