Ralph Connor Memorial United Church

The Little White Church on Main Street, Canmore, Alberta

Evensong ~ The Longest Night ~ Advent IV – Love ~ Dec 22/2021 ~ now posted to YouTube

The Longest Night   – Dec. 22, 2021
now available on YouTube at https://youtu.be/_rlAqS7sNeY

 

Deep night

Dark night

Night of the longest sigh

May our weary hearts stay vigilant and receptive

To all that is loving and dear       

–        Mary Saracino

The winter solstice celebrates the return of hope to our land as our planet experiences the first slow turn toward greater daylight.

Soon we will welcome slightly longer days, a glimmer of hope on the horizon.

As we welcome the light, we take time to remember and embrace the depth and richness of the winter darkness.

-adapted Joyce Rupp

All winter long

Beneath every snowing

Guess what we saw!

A thaw

And a growing,

A Greening and growing

All winter long

We ran

To the sun

The dance of the sun!

–        Native American Song