Mothering Sunday Service
Children and families had a beautiful morning in church celebrating Mothering Sunday. There were beautiful prayers, songs, scripture readings, ‘mumisms’ - funny sayings, even scooters! There was lots of humour as well as plenty of reverence and thoughtful, spiritual reverence. We thank Rev. Les and Wendy for their support, Mrs Evans for leading and all staff and children for making it a social service. It was wonderful to see so many ‘mummies’ and families in church.
It’s a time that we revere all of our mummies, mothers who have passed, mothers who come in many forms. You find them in classrooms as teachers, some are foster, adoptive mothers, or stepmothers. Some yearn to have a child of their own, but cannot. Many care for the children of others as caregivers. Some are aunts, sisters, grandmothers, friends or dads undertaking the role of father and mother in one - all willingly and selflessly helping those around them. Se we extend Mothering Sunday to lift and encourage each other as a mother would. Celebrate Mothering Sunday with a new outlook and see the mothering skills we have inside us. Even efforts that seem small to us make a big difference in the lives of children. Have a wonderful Mothering Sunday and weekend.
Ephesians 6:1- 1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise— 3 “so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”
"The love of a mother is the veil of a softer light between the heart and the heavenly Father." — Samuel Taylor Coleridge