Ralph Connor Memorial United Church

The Little White Church on Main Street, Canmore, Alberta

Sea of Galilee

Sermon: August 22, 2021 – John 6: 57-69

The focus scripture for today is John 6:67-68.  In these verses Jesus, watching many people walk away and choose other paths, asks the inner circle of twelve disciples if they, too were planning to leave, and Peter answered with these words: “Lord, to whom would we go? You have the words of eternal life.” Watch at https://youtu.be/Gs0fpaPRpyk     Download PDF: Sermon_22August2021 The words of eternal life. Clearly, in my occupation I like words.  Having the opportunity to preach each Sunday …

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Sermon: August 8, 2021 John 6: 35, 41-51

“I am the bread of life” says Jesus. “Whoever comes to me shall neither hunger nor thirst”  And the crowd says, “yes, Lord Jesus, fill us with your love.” Oh, that’s not how it goes?  I’m sure that’s what they would have said. Well how about, “I am the bread of life” says Jesus. “Whoever comes to me shall neither hunger nor thirst”  And the crowd says, “yes, Jesus, give us this sustenance, that we might share it with others.” …

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HAPPY EASTER! Easter Sunday Sermon, April 4 2021 – John 20: 1-18

Easter Sunday, of all the Sundays of the Christian year, we proclaim life.  We proclaim hope and renewal and emergence and all things that help our spirits to arise.  We proclaim the glory or resurrection. On this day of all days, I do not want to say one thing that will lessen the good news of Jesus Christ, or the unedited power of resurrection life.  I do, however, want to name an important reality of the Good News: that is, …

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Sermon: 30 August 2020, Romans 12: 9-18

A few years ago, a popular thing in home décor stores was “house rules” posters to put up in your kitchen or as needed, to assist in the harmonious running of a household.  Typically, they started with things like, “if you make a mess, clean it up”… “if you take it out, put it back”… often ending with “if it cries, love it.”  Handy, helpful advice for people living together. watch at https://youtu.be/QhSLfk3WFOY– download PDF at Sermon_30August2020 The Bible, in …

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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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