Sacredness and Mystery

Members of our community will respond to the example provided in Story Wisdom. They will share what has inspired them to see mystery, or even sacredness, in the world around them.

Coordinator: Odell Havsdotter

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Sacredness and Mystery

September 5, 2021

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Centering Thought

Life is full of awe and grace and truth, mystery and wonder. I live in that atmosphere. 

~ Dion DiMucci

Centering Music

Holy Now by Peter Mayer


Odell Havsdottir

Gathering Hymn

Hymn 345 With Joy We Claim the Growing Light

Chalice Lighting

Blessed is the Fire That Burns Deep in the Soul

Opening Words

How Does One Address A Mystery?


Love Is The Spirit

Story Wisdom

Reverence for Weird Things

Candles of Caring

Esmat Elhami

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 391 Voice Still and Small


Odell Havsdottir

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Song of Awen by Damh the Bard


O Deep Mystery of our lives

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


Hymn 1059 May Your Life Be As A Song


For Five Thousand Years, Or More


  • Bonnie Thiessen
  • Heather Emberley
  • Odell Havsdottir


Hymn 66 When the Summer Sun Is Shining


Odell Havsdottir


Only one thing required of us

Chalice Extinguishing

Carry the Flame


Thunderstorm Sounds

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

  • Speakers: Odell Havsdottir, Heather Emberley, Bonnie Thiessen
  • Coordinator: Odell Havsdottir, Sunday Services Team
  • Tech Host: Marjorie Doyle, Tech Team
  • Chat Moderator: Janet Toews, Tech Team
  • Candles of Caring Host: Esmat Elhami, Pastoral Care Team
  • Songleader Videos: PJ Buchan, Music Director, and the FUUW Choir; Paul Rodermond, accompanist; Josh Robern, editor
  • To contact the SunServ Team please email