Ralph Connor Memorial United Church

The Little White Church on Main Street, Canmore, Alberta

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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Sermon: December 23, 2018 (Advent 4) – Luke 1: 26-45

Sermon: December 23, 2018 (Advent IV) – Luke 1: 26-45 Ralph Connor Memorial United Church, Canmore AB – Rev Greg Wooley <PDF feature not presently available> Three years ago, when preaching on Ruth and Naomi, I mentioned in passing a movie-rating test commonly known as the Bechdel test… and on this fourth Sunday of Advent, with its focus on Mary and Elizabeth, a little deeper excursion into this test is warranted. Essayist Rebecca Beatrice Brooks describes the test and its …

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