Ralph Connor Memorial United Church

The Little White Church on Main Street, Canmore, Alberta

Evensong ~ The Longest Night ~ Monday, December 21, 7:30 pm

Poem for Advent  Amidst ten thousand losses and swirling joys, at this very instant  on the sacred Earth  I wait. Come to us  Beauty, Wisdom, Goodness, Peace,  Solace, Grace, Counsel, Love. See the open archway this cold night Air, rich as gold, flows. Fine snow glistens on our faces. Each flake, every exquisite crystal blossom  is a covenant of your love told a thousand thousand times. ~ Patricia Van Ness   In her book, “The Stillness of Winter: Sacred Blessings …

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Sermon: Lent I, March 1 2020 – Matthew 4: 1-11

The 3rd chapter of Matthew, immediately prior to today’s reading, ends with these words: “when Jesus had been baptized, just as he came up from the water, suddenly the heavens were opened to him and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. 17 And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, the Beloved, with whom I am well pleased.” click here for PDF Knowing the ministry ahead of Jesus,  we current-day readers may …

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