Meditation & Nature (via Zoom)

M.C. Ziegler and Rev. Meghann will explore the role of meditation and nature in reducing stress and increasing our sense of connectedness, aiding us all in developing coping skills to help see us through the next few months.

Meditation & Nature

March 29, 2020

“An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.” — Henry David Thoreau

Gathering Hymn

291 Die Gedanken Sind Frei

Welcome

M.C. Ziegler

Centering

Yellow Submarine by The Beatles

Chalice Lighting

“Our Community Knows No Boundaries” by Nancy Reid-McKee

Opening Words

“In Need of Healing” by Rev. Maureen Killoran

Affirmation

Love Is The Spirit, words by James Vila Blake (adapted); music by PJ Buchan

Story Wisdom

told by Rob Malo

Candles of Caring

Pastoral Care Team

Unison Words

Spirit of Life, help us to sense that beneath us is the strength we need to keep us grounded. Help us to feel that behind us is the protection we need to feel safe facing our fears. Help us to know that before us lies the beauty we seek to feel astounded. Help us become aware of the vastness of our sky and of our spirit, and help us to know that within our hearts lies the love we need to complete the circle of connection in our lives. May we use all of our gifts to bring Love into this hurting world; this world which we so value, which we cherish.

Pastoral Hymn

1031 Filled With Loving Kindness

Reading & Meditation

Traditional Gaelic Hymn & Sounds of the Forest

Share the Plate Testimonial

Rev. Meghann for the Minister’s Discretionary Fund

Offering

Our online-only format is a morally sound response by our community to the current pandemic on our planet. This also means that we are emphasizing remote giving during our offering this morning:

  • Donations can now be sent via e-transfer/Interac to office@uuwinnipeg.mb.ca; in the note, you MUST include your name and if your donation is for the Sunday offering, your pledge, or our capital campaign.
  • You may always mail cheques to the church!
  • We are also using Canada Helps to receive online donations.

Offertory

Lean on Me performed by Sabrina Starke (music & words by Bill Withers)

Homily

M.C. Ziegler

Anthem

59th Street Bridge Song by Simon & Garfunkel

Announcements

M.C. Ziegler

Closing Hymn

299 Make Channels For the Streams of Love

Benediction

“Be a Branch on the Tree of Life” by Rev. Norman Naylor

Chalice Extinguishing

Carry the Flame

Transition to Connecting & Conversation Time

Java Jive by Manhattan Transfer