Ralph Connor Memorial United Church

The Little White Church on Main Street, Canmore, Alberta

Sermon: January 2, 2022 – Epiphany Sunday – Matthew 2: 1-23

One of my favourite aspects of the narrative of Advent, Christmas and Epiphany is how, at each turn, we are shown God’s commitment to those who hold neither status or power.  The circumstances of Mary’s pregnancy is outside what genteel society would approve of, and Jesus’ birth happens amidst the livestock. The family that raises Jesus is neither from Jerusalem nor from a priestly family: they are Galileans, from the high country of Nazareth, the household of a builder.  The …

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Christmas Eve Service now available online!

Come join us for our second annual “Mountain HomeTown Christmas” service, on YouTube at https://youtu.be/avq1xwtMvEc Enjoy the story of Jesus’ birth, set in a Mountain Town just like Canmore.   Special guests include a scripture reader from afar, and “King Herod” in the flesh.  Lots of singing, too!

Christmas Eve Messages 2019

Here are PDFs of the 2019 messages from the 5:00 PM all-ages service at the Creekside Community Hall, and the 8:00 PM service of Carols and Lessons at Ralph Connor. ChristmasFamilyService-500PM-2019 or https://ralphconnor.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/ChristmasFamilyService2019.pdf ChristmasEve800PM-2019 or https://ralphconnor.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/2019-ChristmasEve8pm.pdf