Ô Nuit

Inspired by a beautiful old French musical ode to nighttime, by Jean-Philippe Rameau, and by a Nocturne exhibit at the Winnipeg Art Gallery years ago, Steve looks at our emotional and spiritual connections to the night, and to the darkness. 

Coordinator: Kelvin Seifert

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Ô Nuit

March 27, 2022

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Centering Thought

Ô nuit! Viens apporter à la terre le calme enchantement de ton mystère.

Oh Night! Come bring to the Earth the calm enchantment of your mystery.

Jean-Philippe Rameau

Centering Music

La Nuit   performed by Les Choristes


Kelvin Seifert

Gathering Hymn  

360 Here We Have Gathered

Chalice Lighting

from On Light and Darkness   by John O’Donohue

Opening Words   

Ô Nuit   by Jean-Philippe Rameau (English translation)


Sharing and Caring

Cheryl Simmonds

Unison Words

We are grateful for this circle of caring that is part of our community. May its healing power reach out to all those who need the loving kindness and support of our faith community. So may it be.


55 Dark of Winter


from Ô Nuit   by Jean-Philippe Rameau (English translation)


Our Share the Plate Partner for March is North Point Douglas Women’s Centre.


The Gift of Love   performed by First UU Winnipeg Church Choir


1055 How Sweet the Darkness


Ô Nuit    Steve Lennon


51 Lady of the Seasons’ Laughter


Kelvin Seifert

Closing Words

adapted from For Presence by John O’Donohue

Chalice Extinguishing

Carry the Flame   


Kelvin Seifert

La Nuit   performed by Les Choristes


Gratitude to all who made this service happen:

  • Leader: Steve Lennon
  • Coordinator: Kelvin Seifert
  • Tech Team: Melanie Leslie, Marjorie Doyle, Janet Toews, Lorie Battershill
  • Sharing and Caring Host: Cheryl Simmonds
  • Songleading Videos: Paul Rodermond, (former) Acting Music Director and Accompanist, P.J. Buchan, (former) Music Director, Winnipeg UU Choir
  • Editor: Josh Robern

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