“Millions long for immortality who don’t know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon,” quipped novelist Susan Ertz. As October gives way to November, and autumn yields to the first hints of winter, the festivals of the season remind us of our human mortality. Many speculate about what might come next – some fearfully, some hopefully – but what if we just embraced our mortality and lived fully the one life we know?
Service Coordinator: Norm Cobb
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Order of Service
“Millions long for immortality who don’t know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.”
― Susan Ertz
Allemande from French Suite No. 6 by JS Bach,, performed by Daniel Clark
#359 When We Are Gathered
Words by Adam Slate from Honouring our Common Connection and our Uniqueness, read by Norm Cobb
Words by Kyle Johnson from Bound by Impermanence, read by Norm Cobb
Love Is the Spirit, music written by PJ Buchan
The Elfin Knight, a folktale from Scotland with Reverend Stefan Jonasson
Sing and Rejoice
Singing the children to RE
Pastoral Reflection and Practice
#1021 Lean on Me
The Demon-Haunted World, by Carl Sagan, read by Reverend Stefan Jonasson
#660 To Live Deliberately, Henry David Thoreau, read by Norm Cobb
#16 Tis a Gift to Be Simple
Our Share the Plate Partner on the fifth Sunday of a month is the Minister’s Discretionary Fund. It is used to assist members and friends of the congregation and members of the larger community in meeting basic living needs and other exigencies when times are tough. The minister has discretionary and confidential use of these funds within the guidelines.
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Pavane pour une infante défunte, by Maurice Ravel, performed by Daniel Clark
One Life to Live, by Reverend Stefan Jonasson
#1054 Let This Be a House of Peace
Until We Meet Again, by Amy Zucker Morgenstern, read by Norm Cobb
Carry the Flame
Transition for Breakout Rooms (Zoom only)
Gratitude to all who helped make this service happen:
- Leader: Reverend Stefan Jonasson
- Coordinator: Norm Cobb
- Coordinator Lifespan Religious Education (CLRE): Ana Gabriela Castaneda Aguilera
- Pastoral Care Coordinator: Andre Vanderstoep
- Music Director: Joseph Nguyen
- Accompanist: Daniel Clark
- Music Team: Debby Lake, Esther Kathryn, Brian Klowak
- Tech Team: Arthur Burstow, Simerjit 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
- Set Up/Maintenance: Michael Thiessen
- Hospitality: Shar Lynn, John Burstow, 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 email@example.com
Want to help setting up on Sunday mornings? Please contact Norm Cobb or Jim Gardiner.
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