Ralph Connor Memorial United Church

The Little White Church on Main Street, Canmore, Alberta

EVENSONG

Evensong ~ Easter IV Potluck ~ Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Easter IV Potluck Worship ~ May 11, 2022 at 7:15pm I know this drill. I settle down, I pause, I breathe. I tell my mind, please, be still. I know this dream.  It feels like wind that sings, like air, showered clean, like holy ground.  It’s hopeful, wild like faith on fire, like passion found, like Spring, focusing, surprising.  ~ Dan Stone Let Christ be rising now in our lives and in our prayers,      as we open our …

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Evensong – Wednesday April 13 at 7:15 PM

Evensong April 13, 7:15pm Ralph Connor Memorial United Church   We must go down to the shores of the river of lament before we can sing our alleluias. ~ Carolyn McDade   We have been on a journey through the wilderness of grief and there is much to lament… the losses due to COVID the ravages of the war in Ukraine and all places of conflict  the children buried in unmarked graves at Indigenous residential schools the personal burdens and heartaches …

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Evensong ~ Wednesday, April 6, 2022 @ 7:15 PM

Grounding and being…the journey of Lent continues You are invited to have a candle ready to light. The world cannot be discovered by a journey of miles, no matter how long, but only by a spiritual journey, a journey of one inch, very arduous and humbling and joyful, by which we arrive at the ground of our own feet, and learn to be at home.  ~ Wendell Berry The Avowal As swimmers dare to lie face to the sky and …

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Evensong: Wednesday March 30 at 7:15 PM

Evensong March 30, 7:15pm You are invited to join us this Wednesday for Evensong as we continue our journey through Lent. A reminder that for those who reside in the Bow Valley, the sanctuary of Ralph Connor Memorial United Church is open if you wish to attend Evensong in that sacred space. Please use the West/side door to enter the building. If you attend by Zoom, you are invited to bring a candle to light. On the edge of war, …

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Evensong – Wednesday, March 23, 2022 ~ Lent IV Opening Again and Again

And so in this Lenten season, We journey with Jesus, Spirit-led, Into the wilderness of our apprehension  To face our demons, And to find the courage to open again and again, To lean once more into the winds of grace And be uplifted by mistral presence. Bruce Sanguin Teachings come from everywhere when you open yourself to them. That’s the trick of it, really. Open yourself to everything, And everything opens itself to you. Richard Wagamese Come to sing, come …

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Evensong ~ Lent III ~ March 16, 2022 @ 7:15 PM

Evensong March 16, Lent III, 2022, 7:15 pm Don’t Know Mind You are invited to bring a cup of tea (perhaps in a thermos cup that will stay warm) and a candle. Teachings come from everywhere when you open yourself to them. That’s the trick of it, really. Open yourself to everything, and everything opens itself to you.  Richard Wagamese The single hardest lesson I’ve ever had to learn is that the greater, grander plan is not mine to create …

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Evensong: March 9 , 2022 at 7:15 PM

Lent I:   The Impeded Stream is the One that Sings March 9, 2022, 7:15 p.m.  Lent is a time to remember the light and the sorrow. Lent is a time to embrace the divinity of ambiguity. Our hearts are wide enough to do this. You are invited to join in the ongoing observation of Lent, in chant, prayer, reflection and silence.  Join by Zoom (email evensong@ralphconnor.ca if you don’t have the link) or… join us in person in the Sanctuary.  …

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Evensong ~ Ash Wednesday – March 2, 2022 @ 7:15 PM

Evensong –  March 2, 7:15 pm   This Wednesday is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the season of Lent. For the imposition of ashes, you are invited to bring and have ready, a small bowl with ashes (mixed with oil), or essential oil, or water. You are also invited to bring and have ready a candle. You may also wish to have a journal or paper and pen to use. It may be that when we no longer know what to do …

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Evensong: Ash Wednesday, March 2nd at 7:15 PM

Evensong  March 2, 7:15 pm – on Zoom    This Wednesday is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the season of Lent. For the imposition of ashes, you are invited to bring and have ready, a small bowl with ashes (mixed with oil), or essential oil, or water. You are also invited to bring and have ready a candle. You may also wish to have a journal or paper and pen to use. It may be that when we no longer know …

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Evensong: Wednesday February 23 at 7:15 PM – on Zoom

Evensong  Wednesday, Feb. 23, 7:15pm As we come to the end of the season of Epiphany,  this week at Evensong you are invited to an Epiphany Potluck—a potluck not of food for our bodies but of food for our souls.  Space will be held for all who wish to bring a poem, a quote, a reading, or a thought to share, particularly related to this season of Light.  We look forward to the tastiness of a meal made from many contributions! …

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