Our theme for the summer months is “spiritual practice.” For many of us, singing is one of the ways we renew ourselves and deepen our relationships with our hearts and with each other. In this service we will explore music and song as a spiritual practice.

Hymns: 1009 Meditation On Breathing; 66 When the Summer Sun is Shining; 1011 Return Again; 1048 Ubi Caritas; 1003 Where Do We Come From?

Service Coordinator: Marian Siemens


July 26, 2020

“Pythagoreans believed that music purified and nourished our souls, keeping us spiritually healthy, in the same way exercise and nutrition does for our body.”

Joel Tishken, “Meditation on Musica Universalis”


1009 Meditation on Breathing from the Church of the Larger Fellowship


Marian Siemens

Hymn of the Month

66 When the Summer Sun is Shining

Chalice Lighting

“Thirsty” by Gregory Pelley

Opening Words

by Jalal-Al Din Rumi, translated by Coleman Barks


Love Is The Spirit, words by James Vila Blake (adapted); music by P.J. Buchan

Candles of Caring

In Memoriam: Margaret Mooibroek

Unison Words:

The journey of our lives has brought us this morning to this place, to be here, together. What a miracle this is to share these moments and to be nourished by each otherʼs presence. May we approach this time with gratitude and hope. So may it be.

Pastoral Hymn

1011 Return Again sung by the First UU Winnipeg Choir


Our online-only format is a morally sound response by our community to the current pandemic on our planet. This also means that we are emphasizing remote giving during our offering this morning:

  • Donations can now be sent via e-transfer/Interac to; in the note, you MUST include your name and if your donation is for the Sunday offering, your pledge, or our capital campaign.
  • You may always mail cheques to the church!
  • We are also using Canada Helps to receive online donations. Go to their website to donate in this way.

Our Share the Plate Partner for July and August, receiving half of the collection taken each Sunday, is Villa Rosa.


Salve Regina sung by Beth Nielsen Chapman


Sacred Sound: Experiencing Music in World Religions ed. by Guy L. Beck

Hymn Meditation

1048 Ubi Caritas


the Reverend Meghann Robern


1003 Where Do We Come From? sung by the First UU Winnipeg Choir


Marian Siemens


“As Breath to Song” by Becky Laurent

Chalice Extinguishing

Carry the Flame sung by the First UU Winnipeg Choir

Transition to Connecting & Conversation Time

Gurunanak Amritwani Punjabi sung by Gulshan Kaur

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

  • Leader: the Reverend Meghann Robern, minister
  • Coordinator: Marian Siemens, Sunday Services Team
  • Zoom Tech Host: Lauren Bailey
  • Zoom Chat Moderator: Ashlyn Noble
  • Candles of Caring Host: Esmat Elhami, Pastoral Care Team
  • Songleader Videos: PJ Buchan, Music Director; Paul Rodermond, accompanist; Josh Robern, editor