Illusions, Delusions & Conclusions

Join us this Sunday, September 25, at 10:30 a.m., for our service titled, “Illusions, Delusions, and Conclusions”.  Long time member, Kris Breckman, discerns his thoughts on the illusions we face in our spirituality.  When do they become delusions?  Follow Kris in his thinking and to what conclusions he has reached.  Breakout rooms to express your own thoughts will be available, following the service, both on zoom and in person at 603 Wellington Crescent.

Service coordinators: Sarah Cummings and Norm Cobb

At 12 noon, following our service, join the livestream “Unsettled and Unafraid,” a national service to honour Indigenous Peoples and ways of being. For more information, read: Sunday, Sept. 25 12 (noon) CT: National Worship Service: Unsettled and Unafraid.

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Illusions, Delusions & Conclusions Order of Service

September 25, 2022

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Centering Thought

Ours is a faith that has no creed, not because we have no beliefs,

But because we will not be bound by our beliefs.

Centering Music

53   I walk the Unfrequented Road

Welcome

Sarah Cummings

Gathering Hymn

145 As Tranquil Streams

Chalice Lighting  

453 

May the light we now kindle inspire us to use our powers

To heal and not to harm, to help and not to hinder,

To bless and not to curse, to serve you, Spirit of freedom

(Passover Haggadah)

Opening Words

436

We come to this time and this place:

To rediscover the wondrous gift of free religious community,

To renew our faith in the holiness, goodness, and beauty of life;

To reaffirm the way of the open mind and full heart;

To rekindle the flame of memory and hope; and

To reclaim the vision of an earth made fair, with all her people one.   (David C. Pohl)

Affirmation

Love Is the Spirit

Sharing and Caring

Colleen Millikin

Unison Words

To troubled hearts, to spirits over-brimming, we offer our ministry of listening. For stories that need to be told, we open our hearts and offer the care of our attention and the support of this, our faith community.

Hymn

51  Lady of the Seasons’ Laughter

Reading

Sigmund Freud Illusions Response read by Kris Breckman

Anthem

Where Do We Come From?

Meditation

482

If it is language that makes us human,

One half of language is to listen.

The sound of the bell and two minutes of silence will follow the spoken meditation.

Offering

Sarah Cummings

Thank you  for supporting the church with your funds, time, talent and energy.  Direct deposit or post-dated cheques simplify giving.  You may use a donation envelope, which is located at the back of the grey hymnal, to receive a tax receipt for accumulated cash gifts over $10.  Please ask an usher for details if you do not find an envelope.

Our Share the Plate partner for September is Safe Housing and Directed Empowerment (S.H.A.D.E.)

Offertory

Imagine – John Lennon

Reflections

Kris Breckman

Song

Both Sides Now, Joni Mitchell

Announcements

Sarah Cummings

Benediction

Sarah Cummings

Chalice Extinguishing

Carry the Flame

Transition Music

1052 The Oneness of Everything

Gratitude

Gratitude to all who made this service happen:

  • Leader: Kris Breckman
  • Coordinators: Sarah Cummings and Norm Cobb
  • Sharing and Caring Host: Colleen Millikin
  • Tech Host and Chat Moderator: Ashlyn Noble, and Marjorie Doyle, Tech Team
  • Songleading Videos: Paul Rodermond, (former) Acting Music Director and Accompanist, P.J. Buchan, (former) Music Director, Winnipeg UU Choir
  • Chalice Sculptor: Jo’Anne Kelly
  • First UU Church of Winnipeg chalice logo: Nancy Gilbert 

To contact Sunserv (Sunday Services Team), please email worship@uuwinnipeg.mb.ca