Seeing One Spirit in All: Interfaith Unity

In a world where religion continues to act as a means of division and hatred, this sermon will speak about the necessity for people of all faiths and backgrounds to come together for common good. There will be an emphasis on the universal law of loving all – seeing the presence of one higher entity in all peoples, regardless of our differences. As a person of the Sikh background, who has participated in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, and is involved with interfaith action, Baljot appreciates the beauty between different faiths, and points to it as a guiding point for the common good.

Service Coordinators: Norm Cobb and Christina Swindells-Nader

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Order of Service

Centering Thought

Love ought to manifest itself more by deeds than by words.”

St Ignatius of Loyola

Centering Music

Springtime Again, by Sun Ra, performed by Paul Rodermond

Opening Words

Divine Light, by Guru Hargobind (6th Guru of Sikh religion)

Norm Cobb

Chalice Lighting

The Light Within Us, by Brian C Lee

Norm Cobb

Gathering Hymn

#1058 Be Ours a Religion 

Welcome and Land Acknowledgement

Norm Cobb

Affirmation

Love Is the Spirit

Reading

Living “Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam” , by Rebecca Ruiz

Christina Swindells-Nader

Meditation

Suscipe, by St Ignatius of Loyola, from his Spiritual Exercises

Baljot Rai

Joys and Sorrows

Andre Vanderstoep

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Pastoral Hymn

#86 Blessed Spirit of My Life (sung seated)

Share the Plate Offering

Sikhism and Sharing, by University of Cambridge Primary School

Christina Swindells-Nader

Our Share the Plate Partner for July and August is Trees Winnipeg.

Offertory

Crystal Silence by Chick Corea, performed by Paul Rodermond

Hymn

#323 Break Not the Circle

Note: We will begin recording the sermon after the hymn.

Sermon

Seeing One Spirit in All: Interfaith Unity, by Baljot Rai

Closing Hymn

#1052 The Oneness of Everything 

Announcements

Christina Swindells-Nader

Please submit congregational announcements to worship@uuwinnipeg.mb.ca before 9:00 am each Sunday morning.

Closing Words

Light Within, by Guru Tegh Bahadur (9th Guru of Sikhism)

Baljot Rai

Chalice Extinguishing

Carry the Flame

Following the service, please join us for community and refreshments in the sanctuary. For Zoom participants, please consider staying for conversation in our breakout room.

Transition (Zoom only)

Arthur Burstow or Simer Kaur (Zoom only)

Gratitude

Gratitude to all who helped make this service happen:

  • Leader: Baljot Rai
  • Coordinators: Norm Cobb and Christina Swindells-Nader
  • Music: Paul Rodermond
  • Coordinator Lifespan Religious Exploration (CLRE): Ana Castañeda Aguilera
  • Childcare: Paulina Hernandez
  • Pastoral Care: Andre Vanderstoep (Coordinator)
  • Tech Team: Arthur Burstow, Simer Kaur, Ashlyn Noble, Christina Swindells-Nader
  • Music for Affirmation: Composed by P.J. Buchan
  • Ushers:  Kristin Jimmy, Bromley Basford, Joan Carolson, Ken Carolson, Norman Mayer, Cheryl Simmonds, et al
  • Set Up/Maintenance: Michael Thiessen
  • Hospitality: Marian Siemens, Janet Toews, Adina Lyons, et al
  • 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 worship@uuwinnipeg.mb.ca

Want to help setting up on Sunday mornings? Please contact Norm Cobb or Jim Gardiner.

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