Ralph Connor Memorial United Church

The Little White Church on Main Street, Canmore, Alberta

three Sunday Messages, May 2, 2021 – John 15: 1-8

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener (v 1)” says Jesus to his gathered disciples in his farewell address to them, in the 15th chapter of John.  “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit (v 5); No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me”. (v 4) …

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Sermon: March 21, 2021 – Lent V – John 12: 20-33

Legacy. One’s legacy can be a tough thing to ponder.  While a legacy doesn’t necessarily wait until one has died, the word does remind me of my mortality; and the other tricky thing about assessing my legacy is that it’s only partly about what I pass along.  My legacy will rely heavily on how it lives on in the lives of others. Watch at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kg03gUdh4qE  Download PDF at Sermon_21March2021 Now, before going any further I must name that some legacies …

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2020 Christmas Services, at home

We are delighted to offer THREE very unique online services this Christmas season. FIRST, on Monday night, December 21 at 7:30 PM, our “Longest Night” service, with content provided by our Evensong community.  Join us for this service at https://youtu.be/xBXSP-4PO2Q(“YouTube Premiere” starts at 7:30 sharp… it won’t let you in before that!!) SECOND, on Thursday, December 24, our Christmas Eve service will be posted to our YouTube channel, at 12 noon.  This service features plenty of Carols, and a video-recorded-around-town …

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Sermon: April 5, 2020 – Palm Sunday/Maundy Thursday – John 12 and 13

One prediction I have about life after Covid-19, is that hand-washing will never be viewed the same way again. click here for a PDF of this Sermon I have to admit that over the years, I’ve been pretty cavalier about handwashing.  I can proudly proclaim that from childhood, my hands have always been washed after trips to the biffy, and I’m sure that’s reassuring to the congregations I have served … but, have I always washed my hands after handling …

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