Ralph Connor Memorial United Church

The Little White Church on Main Street, Canmore, Alberta

Sermon: All Saints Sunday, November 3, 2019 – Ephesians 1: 11-23

All Saints Day was not a religious festival that I recall hearing about in my growing-up years. Much of that was (and perhaps still is) due to a disconnect with the word “saint.”  For those who grew up in the Roman Catholic Church, Sainthood is connected to an understanding of the Saints as intercessors, and the process of canonization. Typically, they lived very devout lives, often died as martyrs, and in most instances are believed to perform miracles.  For those …

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desolate lands

Sermon: Thanksgiving Sunday, October 13, 2019 – Luke 17: 11-19

Borderlands. We live in a world where border crossings have an ominous tone.  We are familiar with the endless vehicle lineups at the US/Canada border, or queues at the airport, going through a mental checklist – do I have citrus fruit with me?  What’s the total value of purchases?   But in much of the world, border crossings evoke images of Walls being built and families separated… migrants rescued from sea… the Irish, concerned what their border might become again…Palestinian workers …

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Richard Wagamese

Evensong, Wed Oct 9 at 7:15 PM

Evensong, Oct 9, 2019, 7:15 pm Gratitude: Season of Creation I raise the pipe of my being to the rising sun in openness and humility. With my eyes closed, I give thanks to the life giver and ask for strength to be humble through the course of this day. I smudge myself with sacred medicines and give thanks for the blessings that are already present in my life. I ask for nothing. I only offer thanks. Then, in gratitude and …

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