Stars of Truth

It is important to spend time nurturing our spirit, and always doing the work of knowing who we are. Following these “stars of truth” about our ourselves on the inside helps us navigate to our own truths about how to be in beloved community with those around us.

Stars of Truth

May 10, 2020

“[W]e can all make room for people to live with integrity. We can honour what our insides tell us about who we are, whether or not other people are good at listening. And we can get better at listening, so that our friends and the people we meet have an easier time being authentic with us.” — the UU Church of the Larger Fellowship

Centering

True Colours performed by Anna Kendrick & Justin Timberlake

Welcome

Marian Siemens

Hymn of the Month

344 A Promise Through the Ages Rings

Chalice Lighting

“The Stars in the Pews”  by the Rev. Erik Walker Wikstrom

Opening Words

“A Fire in the Universe” by Shawn Trapp

Affirmation

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

Story Wisdom

Yaffa and Fatima: Shalom, Salaam by Fawzia Gilani-Williams & Chiara Fedele

Candles of Caring

Unison Words:

The journey of our lives have brought us this morning to this place, to be here,

together. What a miracle this is to share these moments and to be nourished by each

otherʼs presence. May we approach this time with gratitude and hope. So may it be.

Hymn

286 A Core of Silence

Reading

excerpt from Beauty: The Invisible Embrace by John O’Donohue

Anthem

293 O Star of Truth

Meditation

Nurturing the Spirit” from the UU Church of the Larger Fellowship

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. Go to their website to donate in this way.

Our Share the Plate Partner for May, receiving half of the collection for the first four Sundays of the month, is the Autism Society of Manitoba.

Offertory

Honesty by Billy Joel

Sermon

the Rev. Meghann Robern

Hymn

297 The Star of Truth

Announcements

Marian Siemens

Benediction

We Rise (music/lyrics: the Ruby Bridges Suite; spoken words: the Rev. Bill Sinkford) performed by the Love Bigger Choir

Chalice Extinguishing

Carry the Flame, performed by the First UU Winnipeg Choir

Transition to Connecting & Conversation Time

Pink Moon by Nick Drake

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

  • Leader: Rev. Meghann Robern, Minister
  • Coordinator: Marian Siemens
  • Zoom Tech Host and Story Wisdom: Andrea James, Director of Lifespan Faith Development
  • Candles of Caring Host: Marlene Schellenberg
  • Songleader Videos: PJ Buchan, Music Director; Paul Rodermond, accompanist; Josh Robern, editor
  • Zoom Chat Moderator: Carol Lindsey, Lifespan Faith Development Assistant