Enjoy Yourself, While You’re Still in the Pink

“Enjoy yourself, it’s later than you think. Enjoy yourself, while you’re still in the pink. The years go by, quicker than a wink, enjoy yourself, enjoy yourself, it’s later than you think!” This 1950’s hit by Guy Lombardo & his Royal Canadians was a bit of a hoot to sing years ago. It talked of working so hard to get to be a millionaire and then you’ll have some fun, or putting off going on that trip until ”next year,” but when you finally get around to doing something, it’s too late. Good sentiment, as long as we don’t take enjoyment as pure hedonism (satisfaction of desires). The Danes have a great word for it: “Hygge” (pronounced Hoo-guh), “focusing on what brings a better quality of life. After our basic needs are met, more money doesn’t necessarily lead to more happiness.”

Service Leader: Roger York Service Coordinator: Jill Moats



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Order of Service

Centering Thought

“What are the priorities of your life? How did you come to think them to be important? Are they in line with the Affirmations we sing about in our congregation? Can we make them, and our lives, be what we affirm?”

– Roger York

Opening Music

Sarabande from The Holberg Suite by Edvard Grieg, played by Daniel Clark

Welcome

Jill Moats

Gathering Hymn

#370 All People That on Earth Do Dwell

Chalice Lighting

words by Leslie Pohl-Kosbau and Albert Schweitzer, read by Jill Moats

Opening Words

led by Roger York

#437 (Responsive Reading) Let Us Worship by Kenneth L Patton

Affirmation

Love Is the Spirit, music written by PJ Buchan

Story Wisdom

Brown Bag Story, told by Roger York

Sing and Rejoice

sung as children and youth go downstairs for Religious Exploration

Meditation

led by Jill Moats

#659 (Responsive Reading) For You by Walt Whitman

Joys and Sorrows

Lois Whyte and Jill Moats

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

#354 We Laugh, We Cry (sung seated)

Offering

led by Jill Moats, reading by Kristin Collins

Our Share the Plate Partner for the first four Sundays in March is Green Action Centre.

The offering will be gratefully received, both right now, and continuing when our stream ends. To see donation options, click here: https://uuwinnipeg.mb.ca/stewardship/give/

Offertory Music

Not While I’m Around from Sweeney Todd by Stephen Sondheim, performed by Daniel Clark

Reading

led by Roger York

#658 (Responsive Reading) To Risk, author unknown

Hymn

#6 Just as Long As I have Breath (sung to the tune of #21 For the Beauty of the Earth)

Note: We will begin recording the sermon following the hymn, with apologies for the interruption by the Zoom announcement of recording.

Sermon

Enjoy Yourself, It’s Never Too Late!!, by Roger York

Closing Hymn

#170 We Are a Gentle, Angry People, led by Roger York on the guitar

Announcements

Jill Moats

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

Closing Words

by Lauralyn Bellamy, read by Roger York

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 community 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: Roger York
  • Coordinator: Jill Moats
  • Music Director: Joseph Nguyen
  • Accompanist: Daniel Clark
  • Religious Education: Ana Gabriela Castaneda Aguilera, CLRE (coordinator), Paulina Hernandez and Amari Poppone (childcare providers), Debby Lake
  • 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: Krishna Nimmagadda, Norm Cobb, Jim Gardiner, and others
  • Greeter: Paula Keirstead, Ann LeDuc
  • Set Up/Maintenance: Michael Thiessen, Jim Gardiner, Norm Cobb, others
  • 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.

 

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