Ralph Connor Memorial United Church

The Little White Church on Main Street, Canmore, Alberta

Evensong Returns! September 25 at 7:15 PM

Evensong Ralph Connor Memorial United Church Wednesday, Sept. 25, 7:15pm   Look, the trees are turning their own bodies into pillars of light, are giving off the rich fragrance of cinnamon and fulfillment…   ~ Mary Oliver, In Blackwater Woods   In Praise of the Earth Let us remember within us The ancient clay, Holding the memory of seasons, The passion of the wind, The fluency of water, The warmth of fire, The quiver-touch of the sun And shadowed sureness of the moon. …

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Sermon: July 21, 2019 – Luke 10: 38-42, week one

My initial thought, knowing that this Sunday’s reading was the story of Mary and Martha and their differing relationships with Jesus, was to compare and contrast the gifts each of them brought to discipleship, in one sermon.  But as the week moved along I realized this was going to take two Sundays, not just one.  So today, honouring the tradition of Mary, the more mystical or contemplative of the sisters at Bethany, I’m going to share the work of one …

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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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