Evergreentide, Revisited

Take a break from busy holiday preparations and join Steve and the trees, as he revisits Evergreentide, the time when we turn our attentions toward the conifers.    

Service Coordinator: Cate Ziegler


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Centering Thought

O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum,

With what delight I see you!

When winter days are dark and drear

You bring us hope for all the year!

Translation from the 16th century German song, O Tannenbaum

Prelude

Dancing with Fiona, from Falcon Lake Suite by Stephen Haiko-Pena

Anthem

Hanukkah’s Child by Linda Swears, performed by the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg Choir, accompanied by Stephen Haiko-Pena

Welcome

Cate Ziegler

Gathering Hymn

44 We Sing of Golden Mornings

Chalice Lighting

Words by Mary Oliver, from October, Read by Steve Lennon

Opening Words

Night, words by Sara Teasdale, from Winter Poems, Read by Cate

Affirmation

Love Is the Spirit, music by P.J. Buchan, played by Stephen Haiko-Pena

Sharing and Caring

Esmat Elhami

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.

Hymn

194 Faith Is a Forest 

Meditation

Meditation in Six Letters, words by Steve Lennon

Anthem

Solstice Carol, by Nancy Reinhardt (of the Wyrd Sisters), performed a cappella by the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg Choir

Offering

Cate Ziegler

Our Share the Plate Partner for December is Red Road Lodge.

Offertory

The Christmas Song by Mel Torme and Robert Wells

Sermon

Evergreentide, Revisited   Steve Lennon

Closing Hymn

1028 The Fire of Commitment

Announcements

Cate

Closing Words

Towards Green, words by Steve Lennon

Chalice Extinguishing

Carry the Flame  

Transition

Return Again performed by First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg Choir

Gratitude

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

  • Leader: Steve Lennon
  • Coordinator: Cate Ziegler
  • Tech Team: Ashlyn Noble, Arthur Burstow, Christina Swindells-Nader
  • Sharing and Caring Host: Esmat Elhami
  • Accompanist: Stephen Haiko-Pena
  • First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg Choir
  • Songleading Videos: Paul Rodermond, (former) Acting Music Director and Accompanist, P.J. Buchan, (former) Music Director, Winnipeg UU Choir
  • Chalice Sculptor: Jo’Anne Kelly
  • First UU Church of Winnipeg chalice logo: Nancy Gilbert
  • Website support: Karin Carlson

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