Ralph Connor Memorial United Church

The Little White Church on Main Street, Canmore, Alberta

Sermon: April 25, 2021 – 1 John 3: 16-24

Today I’d like to talk about what it means to ABIDE in God’s love.  But a bit of internet Dictionary work tells me I’d better define that term. To me, ABIDE is a very warm word, directly related to the word ABODE.  To ABIDE, to me, is to be very much “at home” – to be in a place, or engaged in a relationship, where falsehood, or societal expectations can fall away, and I can safely be myself.  That, however, …

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Candlelight Service of Remembrance – December 3

Christmastime is a difficult time of year for many people, for many reasons – especially those who have suffered a recent loss, or those who miss “that certain someone” every year. This year, the annual “Candlelight Service of Remembrance” (known to some as the “Blue Christmas” service) will take on a somewhat different form, entitled “A Gentle Gathering to Remember Loved Ones”. It will be done online, 7:00 PM on Thursday, December 3rd ~ Register here~. This Zoom event is sponsored by the Palliative Care Society …

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Sermon: Candlelight Service of Remembrance, Dec 5 2019

6 Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 8 Finally, beloved,[e] whatever is true, whatever is honourable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about[f] these things. 9 Keep on doing the things that …

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