Valuing Motherhood Post Pandemic

Valuing Motherhood Post Pandemic

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
(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)

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,
 Into My Heart         Sing the Faith  #2160
OFFERTORY SOLO : To My Little Son— text: Julia Johnson Davis; music, Florence Price; Jennifer Weiman, mezzo soprano
                 Offering link
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


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