One Light, One Sun

It’s the time of the equinox, when the earth is balanced in both the northern and southern hemispheres. While it’s the fall equinox for us in Winnipeg, our southern neighbours are preparing for spring. Both things are true, yet there are two different experiences. What can this teach us about holding multiple truths at once for the caring of the community as a whole?

Coordinator: Marian Siemens

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One Light, One Sun

September 19, 2021

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Centering Thought

“Let us open our hearts to the complexity of our worlds. Let us make our own lives a sanctuary, to nurture our many identities.”

~ The Reverend Leslie Takahashi

Centering Music

Of This Land, Clannad


Marian Siemens

Gathering Hymn

Hymn 345 With Joy We Claim the Growing Light

Chalice Lighting

“The Balance We Seek,” The Reverend Sharon Wylie

Opening Words

“The Great Teachers in Life,” The Reverend Jason Cook


Love Is The Spirit

Story Wisdom

“When the Wind Stops” by Charlotte Zolotow and Stefano Vitale

Candles of Caring

Bonnie Thiessen

Unison Words

Let us find within ourselves that quiet place as we turn our hearts and minds to caring for each other. May we be responsive and supportive, and may we honour that which is entrusted to us with love and compassion.  This is our ministry of listening.


Hymn 344 A Promise Through the Ages Rings

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Marian Siemens

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Autumn Time, Libana


“Dark and Light, Light and Dark,” Jacqui James


Hymn 2004 One Light, One Sun


“Meditation on the Equinox,” The Reverend Thomas Rhodes

The sound of the bell and two minutes of silence will follow the spoken meditation.


Rev. Meghann Robern


Hymn 1064 Blue Boat Home


Marian Siemens


“Let Us Begin Again in Love,” The Reverend Lois Van Leer

Chalice Extinguishing

Carry the Flame

Transition Music

The Mummer’s Dance (remix), Loreena McKennitt


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

  • Leaders: Rev. Meghann Robern, Andrea James
  • Coordinator: Marian Siemens
  • Tech Team: Marjorie Doyle, Lara Hunter, Odell Havsdotter
  • Candles of Caring Host: Bonnie Thiessen
  • Songleader Videos: PJ Buchan, former Music Director, and the FUUW Choir; Paul Rodermond, accompanist; Josh Robern, editor