Ralph Connor Memorial United Church

The Little White Church on Main Street, Canmore, Alberta

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 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: 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 Resumes Wed Sept 22nd

Evensong at the Equinox, Sept. 22, 7:15 PM   The autumn equinox… a time when the sun rests above the equator,  and day and night are divided equally.  It heralds a season filled with change, celebrates the harvest,  and ushers in the brilliant beauty of death.  Autumn is a season of transition… We are invited to rest into its mystery. ~ Christine Valters Paintner, Abbey of the Arts Let evening come. …Let the stars appear and the moon disclose her silver …

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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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Earth Day Evensong

Once again, Evensong gathers by Zoom – Wednesday April 22 at 7:15 PM.  Login details are attached to the weekly Evensong email – or contact office@ralphconnor.ca We should be listening to the stars in the heavens and the sun and the moon, to the mountains and the plains, to the forests and rivers and seas that surround us, to the meadows and the flowering grasses, to the songbirds and the insects and to their music especially in the evening and …

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Worship Gatherings Cancelled

Due to COVID-19 protocols, starting March 18th our Wednesday night Evensong service has been discontinued until further notice.  An email including a liturgy that may be followed at home, will be sent to all on the Evensong mailing list.  Starting March 22nd our Sunday Morning worship is also discontinued; various “live streaming” options are being explored & the necessary links will be posted on this website when available.