Ralph Connor Memorial United Church

The Little White Church on Main Street, Canmore, Alberta

Evensong ~ Wednesday, October 20, 2021 @ 7:15 PM ~

Autumn Healing Rest

You are invited to Evensong, a time of midweek grounding and rest.  

Teachings come from everywhere when you open yourself up to them.That’s the trick of it, really. 

Open yourself to everything and everything opens itself to you.   Richard Wagamese

Song for Autumn by Mary Oliver

Don’t you imagine the leaves dream now

how comfortable it will be to touch

the earth instead of the

nothingness of the air and the endless

freshets of wind? And don’t you think

the trees, especially those with

mossy hollows, are beginning to look for

the birds that will come—six, a dozen—to sleep

inside their bodies? And don’t you hear

the goldenrod whispering goodbye,

the everlasting being crowned with the first

tuffets of snow? The pond

stiffens and the white field over which

the fox runs so quickly brings out

its long blue shadows. The wind wags

its many tails. And in the evening

the piled firewood shifts a little,

longing to be on its way.