Ralph Connor Memorial United Church

The Little White Church on Main Street, Canmore, Alberta

Julian Cell

Evensong – Wed Nov 20 at 7:15 PM

WINDOWS to the Universe ~ to the Soul Set wide the window. Let me drink the day. Edith Wharton Open the window of your heart and let spirit speak. Rumi People are like stained glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within. Elizabeth Kubler Ross Evensong Wednesday, November 20, 2019 7:15 Ralph Connor Memorial United Church Main Street …

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Evensong – Wed Nov 6 at 7:15 PM

TAKING LEAVE Ours and Others’ I hear the last car leaving Everyone so kind You would have loved seeing so many dear friends at one time Now I’ll be making friends with gone Shari Ulrich Decide carefully The life you would love to look back on When your time comes to turn and take leave John O’Donohue In this thinned-veiled season all are welcome  to a contemplative evening of song, prose, and silence                   …

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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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Evensong at the Labyrinth, June 12th

Evensong, June 12, 7:15 p.m. Breathing together – a Pentecost labyrinth walk      Meet at the Parking Lot on the south west side of the pedestrian bridge that crosses the Bow River (on Bridge Road).  We will walk together to the Labyrinth.   When We Breathe Together A Blessing for Pentecost Day This is the blessing that comes when we leave behind our aloneness when we gather together when we turn toward one another. This is the blessing that blazes among …

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June 5 Evensong – a walk down the boardwalk, weather permitting

The lesson which life repeats and constantly enforces is:  Look under foot.  You are always nearer to the divine…than you think….                                                                                                                                                                   John Burroughs  In this season of Pentecost we plan to leave from the Sanctuary to saunter (a la sainte terre) down the Policeman Creek boardwalk  to share readings,  listen to our hearts and the songs of birds. You are invited to bring a favorite spring poem or reading for sharing as we pause at various spots along the Boardwalk.  So many gifts!  What do they …

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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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