Telling Our Stories

Marian Siemens and Shar Lynn will share personal stories about being Unitarian Universalists.

Service Coordinator: Marian Siemens

Telling Our Stories

September 6, 2020

“Is this ending to be an ending, or merely prelude to new, more glorious beginnings? I pose the question; in your hearts lies the answer.”

The Rev. Dr. Michael A Schuler


Cottonwood by Madeline Roger


M.C. Ziegler

Hymn of the Month

299 Make Channels for the Streams of Love

Chalice Lighting

“A Community of Faith” by The Reverend Judith L. Quarles

Opening Words

“Come Sit By Our Fire” by Jennifer Kitchen


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

Candles of Caring

Unison Words:

The journey of our lives has 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.


1020 Woyaya

Share the Plate Testimonial

Tyler Pearce, Executive Director, L.I.T.E. (Local Investment Toward Employment)


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; 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 September, receiving half of the collection taken each Sunday, is L.I.T.E. (Local Investment Toward Employment).


A Shovel is a Prayer by Carrie Newcomer


“Marginal Wisdom” by The Reverend Leslie Takahashi


Japanese Bowl by Peter Mayer

The sound of a singing bowl and two minutes of silence will follow the meditation.


Shar Lynn


368 Now Let Us Sing


Marian Siemens


1003 Where Do We Come From


Marian Siemens


“An Ending or Prelude” by The Rev. Dr. Michael A. Schuler

Chalice Extinguishing

Carry the Flame sung by the First UU Winnipeg Choir

Transition to Connecting & Conversation Time

Scarborough Fair performed by Beall and Finch

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

  • Leaders: Marian Siemens & Shar Lynn
  • Coordinators: Marian Siemens & M.C. Ziegler, Sunday Services Team
  • Zoom Tech Host: Lara Hunter, Tech Team
  • Zoom Chat Moderator: Tech Team
  • Candles of Caring Host: Marlene Schellenberg, Pastoral Care Team
  • Songleader Videos: PJ Buchan, Music Director; Paul Rodermond, accompanist; Josh Robern, editor