Better Together

Join us for our new member recognition service in which Rev. Stefan Jonasson will discuss the spiritual importance of religious community.

Service Coordinator: Marian Siemens

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Order of Service

Centering Thought

The purpose of the church is to heal the consequences of lovelessness and injustice in the hearts and souls of our members so they might heal the community and together heal the world

~ Nancy Bowen

Centering Music

Small World by Jule Styne played by Paul Rodermond

Welcome

Marian Siemens

Gathering Hymn

#361 Enter, Rejoice and Come In

Chalice Lighting

Little Flame by Kateryn Estes

Opening Words

Come into this Circle of Community by Andrew Pakula

Affirmation

Love Is the Spirit

Story Wisdom

The Miser read by Stefan Jonasson

Sing and Rejoice

Candles of Caring

Colleen Millikin

Unison Words

We are glad once again that our life’s journey has brought us this morning to this place, to be here together and to listen to one another’s joys and sorrows and concerns. May we approach this time we share with gratitude and hope, and be nourished by each other’s presence. So may it be.

Stewardship Moment

Carolyn Garlich – from zoom

New Membership Recognition

Board President Claire Nimmagadda and Rev Stefan Jonasson

Unison Reading

In the spirit of love and freedom, we welcome you into our midst, as members of this congregation. Walking together on our shared journey, seeking truth and meaning, may we grow in deeper understanding, respecting our differences, cherishing what unifies us, and supporting one another. We would be one in an inclusive community of love, reason, and justice.

Hymn

#1015 I Know I Can

Reading

We Must Work Together by Edwin T. Buehrer, read by Rev Stefan Jonasson

Offering

Marian Siemens

Our Share the Plate Partner for April is Climate Change Connection

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.

Offertory

Together Wherever We Go by Jule Styne, played by Paul Rodermond

Meditation

We Hold Hope Close by Theresa Soto

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

Sermon

Better Together, by Rev Stefan Jonasson

Hymn

# 1028 The Fire of Commitment

Announcements

Marian Siemens

Closing Words

Benediction for New Member Sunday by Thomas Rhodes

Chalice Extinguishing

Carry the Flame

Transition Music

From Paul Rodermond

Gratitude

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

  • Leader: Rev. Stefan Jonasson
  • Coordinator: Marian Siemens
  • Tech Team: Ashlyn Noble, Arthur Burstow, Christina Swindells-Nader
  • Sharing and Caring Host: Colleen Millikin
  • Accompanist: Paul Rodermond
  • Music for Affirmation: written by P.J. Buchan
  • Ushers: Krishna Nimmagadda, Norm Cobb, Jim Gardiner, and others
  • Greeter: Paula Keirstead
  • Set Up and Maintenance: Michael Thiessen, Jim Gardiner, Norm Cobb & others
  • Hospitality: Shar Lynn, Adina Lyon, Cheryl Simmonds and others
  • Chalice Sculptor: Jo’Anne Kelly
  • First UU Church of Winnipeg Chalice Logo Designer: Nancy Gilbert
  • Webmaster: Karin Carlson
  • Communicator Editor: Marjorie Doyle
  • All-Church Email Bulletin: Lorie Battershill

To contact the Sunday Services Team please email worship@uuwinnipeg.mb.ca