Navigating the Unknown

“There is no comfort or sanity except in trusting; no peace but in believing,” according to Charles G. Ames. “We must walk by faith and not by sight. For always the unknown must be more than the known…” How can we summon trust when we are most vulnerable, confidence amidst uncertainty, and the faith to move forward into the unknown?

Service Coordinator: Steve Lennon

Sermon Video

Navigating the Unknown
Order of Service

March 19, 2023, 10:30 am

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Centering Thought

Soul returns to the world when we attend to the rhythms of nature, when we nourish our friendships with time and attention, and in our daily participation with repairing the world.
~ Francis Weller

Centering Music

Down a Country Lane by Aaron Copland, performed by Daniel Clark

Welcome

Steve Lennon

Gathering Hymn

1 May Nothing Evil Cross This Door, accompanied by Daniel Clark

Chalice Lighting

Words by Steve Stock; read by Rev. Stefan Jonasson

Opening Words

Words by Rev. Gary Kowalski; read by Steve Lennon

Affirmation

Love Is the Spirit, accompanied by Daniel Clark

Story Wisdom

The Best Thing To Do, a folktale from India, with Rev. Stefan Jonasson

Sing and Rejoice

Singing children to RE; words are on screen, with Daniel Clark, pianist

Sharing and Caring

Barbara Fuller

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

299 Make Channels for the Streams of Love, accompanied by Daniel Clark

Offering

Our Share the Plate partner for March is the Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities

Offertory

Spring Comes Early by Mark Hayes Performed by Daniel Clark

Reading

Pilgrims on a Twilight Road by W. Waldemar W. Argow, read by Rev. Stefan Jonasson

Hymn 1002 Comfort Me, accompanied by Daniel Clark

Meditation

Hold On by Nancy Wood; read by Steve Lennon

Sermon

Navigating the Unknown Rev. Stefan Jonasson

Closing Hymn

1021 Lean on Me, accompanied by Daniel Clark

Announcements

Steve Lennon

Closing Words

Never an End by Sophia Lyon Fahs; read by Rev. Stefan Jonasson

Chalice Extinguishing

Carry the Flame, accompanied by Daniel Clark

Transition

Arthur Burstow

Gratitude

to all those who helped make this service happen:
  • Leader: Rev. Stefan Jonasson
  • Coordinator: Steve Lennon
  • Tech Team: Christina Swindells-Nader, Ashlyn Noble, Arthur Burstow.
  • Sharing and Caring Host: Barbara Fuller
  • Music: Paul Rodermond, Music Director; Daniel Clark, Accompanist
  • Ushers: Krishna Nimmagadda, Norm Cobb
  • Greeter: Paula Keirstead
  • Set Up and Maintenance: Michael Thiessen
  • 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