Coming Out to Myself

You’ve heard coming out stories, but the first person we come out to is ourselves. Join Octavia as she explores the challenges of self-acceptance when one is afraid of rejection and exclusion.

Service Coordinator: Norm Cobb

Order of Service


Centering Thought

“The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.”

– Harriet Beecher Stowe

Centering Music

True Colors by Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly; arr. by William Havilland, performed by Daniel Clark

Welcome and Land Acknowledgement

Norm Cobb

Gathering Hymn

#170 We Are a Gentle, Angry People 

Chalice Lighting

written and read by Octavia MacIsaac

Opening Words

from Matins by Denise Levertov, read by Norm Cobb


Love Is the Spirit

Story Wisdom

by Octavia MacIsaac

Sing and Rejoice

as children and youth go downstairs for Religious Exploration

Joys and Sorrows

Octavia MacIsaac

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

#337 Have I Not Known (sung seated)


Self-Deception by Norm Cobb

Share the Plate Partner

Cathy Menard

Share the Plate Offering

Our Share the Plate Partner for June is Ka Ni Kanichihk.

The offering will be gratefully received, both right now, and continuing when our stream ends. Donation options are at this link.

Offertory Music

Can You Feel the Love Tonight by Elton John & Tim Rice; Hayes, performed by Daniel Clark


Octavia MacIsaac

Note: we will begin recording the sermon following the meditation


Coming Out to Myself, Octavia MacIsaac

Closing Hymn

#1014 Answering the Call of Love (adapted lyrics)


Norm Cobb

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Closing Words

by Octavia MacIsaac

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: Norm Cobb
  • Accompanist: Daniel Clark
  • Coordinator Lifespan Religious Exploration (CLRE): Ana Gabriela Castaneda Aguilera
  • Childcare Provider: Paulina Hernandez
  • Pastoral Care: Andre Vanderstoep (Coordinator)
  • Tech Team: Marjorie Doyle, Arthur Burstow, Simer Kaur, Ashlyn Noble, Christina Swindells-Nader
  • Music for Affirmation: Composed by P.J. Buchan
  • Ushers:  Kristin Jimmy, Bromley Basford, Joan Carolson, Ken Carolson, Norman Mayer, Cheryl Simmonds, et al
  • Set Up/Maintenance: Michael Thiessen
  • Hospitality: Adina Lyon, Janet Toews, Allison Baird, Wendy Buckle, et. al.
  • 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.

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