Weaving the Interdependent Web

Long before the Unitarian Universalist Association adopted its current statement of principles, which affirms “respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part,” John Ruskin Clark was urging us to adopt a new worldview that found the unity of being in what he called the great living system. “Life is a process by which order is created out of disorder in the universe,” he pointed out, and life entails both autonomy and mutuality, which necessitates that humans accept their responsibility to live interactively and constructively. “We live in such a web of interconnections and dependencies that no action is without moral consequences for good or evil.”

Service Coordinator: Norm Cobb

Upcoming Services

Sermon Video

Order of Service

Centering Thought

Whatever we do to any other thing in the great web of life, we do to ourselves, for we are one
– Brooke Medicine Eagle

Opening Music, with the Unitarian Universalist Church Choir

Woyaya, by Osibisa, directed by Joseph Nguyen, accompanied by Daniel Clark

Opening Words

Call to Worship, by Victoria Safford, read by Norm Cobb

Chalice Lighting

Every Life Is a Flame, by Charles G. Girelius, read by Norm Cobb

Gathering Song

#1000 Morning Has Come

Welcome and Land Acknowledgment

Norm Cobb


Love Is the Spirit

Story Wisdom

The Legend of the Bluebonnet (Comanche folktale), with Rev. Stefan Jonasson

Sing and Rejoice

as children and youth go downstairs for Religious Exploration

Membership Ceremony

with Community Coordinator Ann LeDuc, President Claire Nimmigadda, Rev Stefan Jonasson, and the congregation

Stewardship Testimonial

Heather Emberley

Joys and Sorrows

Andre Vanderstoep, Pastoral Care Coordinator

If you have a Joy or Sorrow to share in our upcoming service, please follow this link. Alternatively, Andre can be reached at 204-558-7464 or email him at care@uuwinnipeg.mb.ca

Pastoral Song

#1057 Go Lifted Up


The Great Living System by John Ruskin Clark, read by Rev. Stefan Jonasson


i thank you God for most this amazing by e. e. Cummings, led by Norm Cobb


Norm Cobb

Our Share the Plate Partner for April is Fort Whyte Alive.

The offering will be gratefully received, both right now, and continuing when our stream ends. To see donation options, please click here: https://uuwinnipeg.mb.ca/stewardship/give/

Offertory Music

Frühlingsrauschen (Rustle of Spring) Op. 32, No. 3 by Christian Sinding, performed by Daniel Clark

Anthem, with the Unitarian Universalist Church Choir

The Oneness of Everything, directed by Joseph Nguyen, accompanied by Daniel Clark

Note: we will begin recording after the anthem.


Weaving the Interdependent Web, Rev. Stefan Jonasson

Closing Song

Blue Boat Earth, accompanied by Daniel Clark and Kelvin Seifert


Norm Cobb

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

Closing Words

by Rachel Carson, read by Norm Cobb

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 for Breakout Room

Arthur Burstow or Simer Kaur (Zoom only)


Gratitude to all who helped make this service happen:

  • Leader: Rev. Stefan Jonasson
  • Coordinator: Norm Cobb
  • Music Director: Joseph Nguyen
  • Accompanist: Daniel Clark
  • Coordinator Lifespan Religious Exploration (CLRE): Ana Gabriela Castaneda Aguilera, with Debby Lake, Eveline Buehlmann and Pat Lane
  • Childcare Provider: 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, et al
  • Greeter: Paula Keirstead, Ann LeDuc
  • Set Up/Maintenance: Michael Thiessen
  • Hospitality: Adina Lyon, Cheryl Simmonds, and others
  • 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.

Please refrain from taking photographs and making recordings during and after the service unless you have the express permission of all people involved. Also, please turn off electronic devices during the service. Thank you.

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