Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

How do you make decisions? Oftentimes, the choice is easy; other times it may be especially difficult. “We still haven’t figured out any satisfactory systematic way of deciding these things,” observed the late Daniel C. Dennett. “Anything that can relieve the burden of figuring out how to make these hard calls is bound to be an attractive idea.” While some may wait for a sign, I prefer to discern a reason.

Service Coordinator: Steve Lennon

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Order of Service

Centering Thought

Arbitrariness has to start somewhere.
– Dennis van Westerborg

Centering Music

performed by Daniel Clark

Welcome and Land Acknowledgment

Steve Lennon

Gathering Hymn

#191 Now I Recall My Childhood

Chalice Lighting

Every Life Is a Flame, by Charles G. Girelius, read by Norm Cobb

Opening Words

from A Morning Offering by John O’Donohue, read by Steve Lennon

Affirmation

Love Is the Spirit

Story Wisdom

with Rev. Stefan Jonasson

Sing and Rejoice

as children and youth go downstairs for Religious Exploration

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 care@uuwinnipeg.mb.ca

Pastoral Hymn

#352 Find a Stillness (sung seated)

Offering

Steve Lennon

Our Share the Plate Partner for April is Pulford Community Living Services.

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

Offertory Music

performed by Daniel Clark

Meditation

adapted from Hold On by Nancy Wood; led by Steve Lennon

Hymn

#197 There Are Numerous Strings

Note: we will begin recording after the hymn.

Sermon

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions, Rev. Stefan Jonasson

Closing Hymn

#184 Be Ye Lamps Unto Yourselves

Announcements

Steve Lennon

Please submit congregational announcements to worship@uuwinnipeg.mb.ca before 9:00 am each Sunday morning.

Closing Words

Our Task 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

Gratitude to all who helped make this service happen:

  • Leader: Rev. Stefan Jonasson
  • Coordinator: Steve Lennon
  • Music Director: Joseph Nguyen
  • Accompanist: Daniel Clark
  • Coordinator Lifespan Religious Exploration (CLRE): Ana Gabriela Castaneda Aguilera
  • Childcare Provider: Paulina Hernandez
  • Pastoral Care: Andre Vanderstoep (Coordinator)
  • Tech Team: 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, 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 worship@uuwinnipeg.mb.ca

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.