An Autistic Mind

This autism awareness month, join Octavia on a journey into her autistic experience of life, and see a whole new world.

Service Coordinator: Steve Lennon

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Order of Service

Centering Thought

We walk around like poems – our lives infused with meaning beyond themselves.
– Lyanda Lynn Haup

Centering Music

March Militaire by Franz Schubert, Op. 51, No. 1, duet performed by Daniel Clark and Kelvin Seifert

Welcome and Land Acknowledgment

Steve Lennon

Gathering Hymn

#7 The Leaf Unfurling 

Chalice Lighting

Blessed is the Fire That Burns Deep in the Soul by Dr. Eric A. Heller-Wagner, read by Octavia MacIsaac

Opening Words

Words by Anne Peart, read by Steve Lennon


Love Is the Spirit, music written by PJ Buchan

Stewardship Testimonial

Octavia MacIsaac

Joys and Sorrows

Andre Vanderstoep, Pastoral Care Coordinator

If you have a Joy or Sorrow to share in our upcoming service, please follow this link. Alternatively, Andre can be reached at 204-558-7464 or email him at

Pastoral Hymn

#6 Just As Long As I Have Breath (sung seated)

Share the Plate Partner

Fort Whyte Alive, with President and CEO Liz Wilson


Our Share the Plate Partner for April is Fort Whyte Alive.

The offering will be gratefully received, both right now, and continuing when our stream ends. To see donation options, please click here:

Offertory Music

Bethena (A Concert Waltz) by Scott Joplin, performed by Daniel Clark


adapted from The Need to Be Still by Robert T. Weston; led by Steve Lennon


#86 Blessed Spirit of My Life

Note: We will begin recording the sermon after the hymn, with apologies for the brief zoom announcement.


An Autistic Mind, by Octavia MacIsaac

Closing Hymn

#1021 Lean on Me


Steve Lennon

Please submit congregational announcements to before 9:00 am each Sunday morning.

Closing Words

from Matins by John O’Donohue, read by Steve Lennon

Chalice Extinguishing

Carry the Flame

Following the service, please join us for community and refreshments in the sanctuary. For Zoom participants, please consider staying for conversation in our breakout room.

Transition for Breakout Room

Arthur Burstow or Simer Kaur (Zoom only)


Gratitude to all who helped make this service happen:

  • Leader: Octavia MacIsaac
  • Coordinator: Steve Lennon
  • Music Director: Joseph Nguyen
  • Accompanist: Daniel Clark
  • Coordinator Lifespan Religious Exploration (CLRE): Ana Castaneda Aguilera, with Debby Lake, Eveline Buehlmann and Amari Poponne
  • Childcare Provider: Paulina Hernandez
  • Pastoral Care: Andre Vanderstoep (Coordinator)
  • Tech Team: Arthur Burstow, Simer Kaur, Ashlyn Noble, Christina Swindells-Nader, Marjorie Doyle, Colleen Milliken
  • Music for Affirmation: Composed by P.J. Buchan
  • Ushers:  Krishna Nimmagadda, Norm Cobb, et al
  • Greeter: Paula Keirstead, Ann LeDuc
  • Set Up/Maintenance: Michael Thiessen
  • Hospitality: Adina Lyon, Cheryl Simmonds, and others
  • Chalice Sculptor: Jo’Anne Kelly
  • Chalice Logo Designer: Nancy Gilbert
  • Website Support: Karin Carlson
  • Communicator Editor: Marjorie Doyle
  • All-Church Email Bulletin: Lorie Battershilll

To contact SunServ (Sunday Services Team), please email

Want to help setting up on Sunday mornings? Please contact Norm Cobb or Jim Gardiner.

Please refrain from taking photographs and making recordings during and after the service unless you have the express permission of all people involved. Also, please turn off electronic devices during the service. Thank you.