Being in Community: A Taste of Vespers

Vespers is typically an evening service. However, this Sunday, Ashlyn Noble and Janine Read bring you an extended version, full of songs, readings, meditation, and thoughts on the theme of Being In Community. Join us to get a taste of this way of doing worship.

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Vespers: Being in Community
August 28, 2022

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Centering Thought

To Be a Unitarian Universalist, by Erika A. Hewitt

Centering Music

Swimming to the Other Side, by Emma’s Revolution


Ashlyn Noble

Gathering Hymn

#124 Be That Guide

Chalice Lighting

The Element of Fire, by Sarah Lammert

Opening Words

Come and Be Welcome, by Emily Holbert and Heather Dale


Sharing a Journey, by Lisa Sargent

Story Time

And Tango Makes Three, by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell, illustration by Henry Cole

Sharing and Caring

Unison Words

We set aside this space to honour the human journey with all its peaks and valleys, and the paths in between. Let us fill this room, this time, with warmth and love as we listen to the heart-felt sharing of fellow travellers in our caring community.


Plain Song for Kenny, by Portland Gay Men’s Chorus


Janine Reid


The Drowned Girl, by Yann Tiersen


All that’s Past is Prologue, by Victoria E Safford

Meditation on Breathing

by the Blue Cliff Monastery Ensemble


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 August is Prairie Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre.


River Flows in You, by Yiruma


The Road We Travel Together, by Nic Cable


#1017 Building a New Way


Ashlyn Noble


Tough to be a Dreamer, by Felix Hagan and The Family


Dylan Fijal

Chalice Extinguishing

Earthseed Book of the Living Verse 49: Paradise, by Octavia Butler

Transition Music

Make Them Hear You, by Singing Out!


Gratitude for our staff and our lay leaders who made this service happen:

  • Leaders: Ashlyn Noble, Janine Reid
  • Coordinator: Dylan Fijal, Sunday Services Team
  • Tech Host and Chat Moderator: Ashlyn Noble, and Marjorie Doyle, Tech Team
  • Sharing and Caring Host: Shar Lynn, Pastoral Care Team
  • Songleader Videos: PJ Buchan, former Music Director, and the FUUW Choir; Paul Rodermond, accompanist; Josh Robern, editor
  • To contact the Sunday Services Team please email