Where the Deer and the Antelope Play

Our November theme is non-violence. While the term is often used in social justice contexts, during this service we will explore how we might apply non-violence to our ecological justice as well. Our jumping off point will be Nick Offerman’s new book about contemplating our relationships with nature and conservation.

Coordinator: Steve Lennon


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Where the Deer and the Antelope Play

November 7, 2021

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Centering

“The world needs our activity, our doing, and our care.” — Philip Simmons

Centering Music

Rocky Mountain Suite (Cold Nights in Canada), John Denver

Welcome

Steve Lennon

Gathering Hymn

164 The Peace Not Past Our Understanding

Chalice Lighting

“Chalice of the Earth and Sun,” Steve Lennon

Opening Words

by Michael Stark

Affirmation

Love Is The Spirit 

Candles of Caring

Marlene Schellenberg

Unison Words

We pause to reflect on our week, to think of changes and challenges that lay ahead. And, as we share what is in our hearts and support each other along the way, we are all strengthened.

Hymn

15 The Lone Wild Bird

Share the Plate

Andy Russo, Pulford Community Living Services

Offering

Steve Lennon

Thank you for supporting the church with your funds, time, talent and energy.  Direct deposit or post-dated cheques simplify giving.  

Offertory

Who’s Gonna Stand Up?, Neil Young

Reading

Excerpt from “Where the Deer and the Antelope Play,” Nick Offerman

Homily

Rev. Meghann Robern

Hymn

100 I’ve Got Peace Like a River

Meditation

Excerpt from “Becoming Animal: An Earthly Cosmology,” David Abram

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

Homily

Steve Lennon

Hymn

163 For the Earth Forever Turning

Announcements

Steve Lennon

Benediction

by John O’Donohue

Chalice Extinguishing

Carry the Flame 

Transition

Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology), Marvin Gaye

Gratitude

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

  • Leaders: Rev. Meghann Robern and Steve Lennon
  • Coordinator: Steve Lennon, Sunday Services Team
  • Tech Team: Ashlyn Noble, Colleen Millikin, and Odell Havsdotter
  • Candles of Caring Host: Marlene Schellenberg
  • Songleader Videos: Paul Rodermond, Acting Music Director/accompanist; PJ Buchan, past Music Director; and the FUUW Choir; Josh Robern, editor
  • To contact the Sunday Services Team please email worship@uuwinnipeg.mb.ca