Ralph Connor Memorial United Church

The Little White Church on Main Street, Canmore, Alberta

Sea of Galilee

Sermon: Palm Sunday, April 10, 2022 – Luke 19 and John 12

Palm Sunday, positioned at the end of Lent and the beginning of Holy Week, is generally seen as a joyous, upbeat celebration that sets the stage for an even more joyous, upbeat celebration – the glorious proclamation of Easter – but in-between these two high points, we need to go through such a deep valley: the bittersweet sacred meal in the Upper Room, the betrayal of Jesus by one friend and his abandonment by others, the trial/s, and the sadistic …

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Sermon: March 21, 2021 – Lent V – John 12: 20-33

Legacy. One’s legacy can be a tough thing to ponder.  While a legacy doesn’t necessarily wait until one has died, the word does remind me of my mortality; and the other tricky thing about assessing my legacy is that it’s only partly about what I pass along.  My legacy will rely heavily on how it lives on in the lives of others. Watch at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kg03gUdh4qE  Download PDF at Sermon_21March2021 Now, before going any further I must name that some legacies …

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Sermon: July 12, 2020 – Matthew 9:35 – 10:8

So much of our energy as a Church community needs to go into being an open, inviting, welcoming host.  Especially with the commitment we have made as an Affirming Ministry, we are to ensure that any and every person arriving at the Church door experiences a genuine welcome, with visible signs of welcome and the removal of any obstacle to their full inclusion and participation in the life and work of the congregation.  This remains important work to us, even …

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