Ralph Connor Memorial United Church

The Little White Church on Main Street, Canmore, Alberta

Sermon: Sunday, March 13, 2022 – Lent II – Luke 9: 28-43a

A reading from the gospel of Luke, chapter 9 (NRSV): 9:28 Now about eight days after these sayings Jesus took with him Peter and John and James, and went up on the mountain to pray. 9:29 And while he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became dazzling white. 9:30 Suddenly they saw two men, Moses and Elijah, talking to him. 9:31 They appeared in glory and were speaking of his departure, which he was about …

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Sermon: February 14, 2021 – Mark 9: 2-9

For many people, Valentine’s Day or St. Valentine’s Day will be the big focus for today.  But on the liturgical calendar, today is Transfiguration Sunday, a day that embraces belovedness in a different way, featuring the amazing vision of Jesus on a mountainside with Peter, James, John and a couple of otherworldly guests. Watch:  https://youtu.be/iJQbcjArweE Download PDF of Sermon: Sermon_14February2021 To be honest, for many years this was a Sunday that I often booked Continuing Education time and let someone …

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Sermon: Feb 23, 2020 – Exodus 24: 12-18 – Deuteronomy 34: 1-5 – Matthew 17: 1-8

TRANSFIGURATION SUNDAY: The term, “mountaintop experience”, is a great descriptor for those moments in life that are indescribably grand.   After great effort or a long, arduous journey, experiencing the strived-for moment is indeed a “peak” moment.  An academic career culminates in an award, a scholarship established in one’s name, or some other great honour.  A team’s season culminates in winning the championship, or a veteran player finally wins a championship after many seasons.  Nine months of morning sickness and backaches …

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