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

Welcome

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)

Affirmation

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.

Hymn

55 Dark of Winter

Meditation

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

Offering

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

Offertory

The Gift of Love   performed by First UU Winnipeg Church Choir

Hymn

1055 How Sweet the Darkness

Sermon

Ô Nuit    Steve Lennon

Hymn 

51 Lady of the Seasons’ Laughter

Announcements

Kelvin Seifert

Closing Words

adapted from For Presence by John O’Donohue

Chalice Extinguishing

Carry the Flame   

Transition

Kelvin Seifert

La Nuit   performed by Les Choristes

Gratitude

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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