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What Comes First – Addiction or Health Issues?
December 4, 2022

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Centering Thought

“For all its expertise and technological sophistication, Western medicine often fails to treat the whole person, ignoring how the toxicity of today’s culture stresses the body, burdens the immune system, and undermines emotional balance.”

~ Dr Gabor Matè  

Centering Music

Stephen Haiko-Pena


Marian Siemens

Gathering Hymn

305  De Colores

Chalice Lighting

Sarah Allen

Opening Words

By Patricia Berne ready by Sarah Allen


Love Is The Spirit  Stephen Haiko-Pena

Reading 1

Doreen Stroud

Candles of Caring

Cheryl Simmonds

Unison Words

The journeys of our lives have brought us this morning to this place, to be here together. May we listen to one another with open hearts and reach out to one another with caring, and with love. So may it be.


1012  When I am Frightened

Reading 2

Louise McKean


Meditation on Broken Hearts by Thomas Rhodes, read by Marian Siemens

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

Introduction to Richard Wells

Lynn Clark


What Comes First – Addiction or Health Issues?

Richard Wells


Marian Siemens

Thank you  for supporting the church with your funds, time, talent and energy.  Direct deposit or post-dated cheques simplify giving.  You may use a donation envelope, which is located at the back of the grey hymnal, to receive a tax receipt for accumulated cash gifts over $10.  Please ask an usher for details if you do not find an envelope.

Share the Plate Partner for Dec – Red Road Lodge


Stephen Haiko-Pena


1053   How could anyone?


Marian Siemens


We Have a Calling by Jean Rickard  read by Paul Keirstead

Chalice Extinguishing

Carry the Flame Stephen Haiko-Pena

Transition Music

Stepehen Haiko-Pena

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

  • Leaders: AIM team, Richard Wells
  • Coordinator: Marian Siemens
  • Tech Team: Christina Swindells-Nader, Ashlyn Noble, Arthur Burstow
  • Candles of Caring Host: Barbara Fuller
  • Songleader Videos: PJ Buchan, Music Director, and the FUUW Choir, accompanist; Stephen Haiko-Pena Josh Robern, editor

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