6th Sunday of Easter, Mother’s Day May 9, 2021, 11:00 am (Printable PDF)
Video will be posted LIVE on the church’s FB page at 11am. Livestream will be cross-posted here ASAP once the livestream starts.
PRELUDE: Rêverie—Claude Debussy
CALL TO RETURN TO OUR SOULS
(for some people, Mother’s Day is a hard day. If it’s that way for you, feel free to substitute Dad, Grandma, Aunt, Sister, or whomever works for you!)
Pastor: Thanks, Mom!—For making us wash the dishes.
All: For teaching us to read, have manners,
Pastor: Eat something besides candy and cake
All: And keep going to school…
Pastor: And keep going and keep going—until we could actually become useful.
All: Thanks, Mom!
Pastor: For telling us not to be so miserable.
All: And not to hang around the wrong people,
Pastor: Especially when the wrong people was us!
All: Thanks, Mom, For showing us what womanhood could be.
Pastor: For giving us a deeper vision of life’s meaning
All: For saying stuff to us that made us think we were hearing it straight from the mouth of God.
Pastor: And maybe we are! We praise God!
HYMN: A Hymn for Mother’s Day (Melita)
CALL TO CONFESSION AND COMMITMENT
Pastor: God, the last thing I am is serene.
All: Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change.
Pastor: God, I have been afraid, dwelled on my worries, fed my fears
All: Grant me the courage to change the things I can.
Pastor: God, I have forced solutions, acted as if there are no solutions, become lazy about thinking things through.
All: Grant me wisdom to discern what I cannot change from what I can change, especially about myself. Amen.
HYMN: Mothering God, You Gave Me Birth Sing the Faith #2050
Bible readings: Luke 15:8-10 Matthew 23:37 Deuteronomy 32:11-12 Hosea 13:8 Isaiah 49: 13-15 Ephesians 6:2-3
SUNG RESPONSE TO SCRIPTURE: Womb of Life Sing the Faith #2046
SCRIPTURE: Valuing Motherhood, Post Pandemic!
HYMN: A Prophet-Woman Broke a Jar #201 Glory to God
CHORAL ANTHEM: I Will Bow— text: Shaker text; music, Frederick Chatfield
Mother’s Day Prayer, Lord’s Prayer,
CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE: Into My Heart Sing the Faith #2160
OFFERTORY SOLO : To My Little Son— text: Julia Johnson Davis; music, Florence Price; Jennifer Weiman, mezzo soprano
PRAYER OF DEDICATION: Chanting of “Be Still and Know That I am God”
CLOSING HYMN: God Be With You Till We Meet Again Glory to God # 542
SUNG BENEDICTION RESPONSE: Lead Me, Guide Me Glory to God #740
POSTLUDE: To a Wild Rose (from Woodland Sketches) Edward MacDowell
Pastor- Scott Myers
Piano- Emily Davidson
Choir- Neil Long, Jennifer Weiman, Em WitbolsFeugen
Camera/Facebook/Prayer requests: Deanna Capps
Webpage- Martine Roesel