- Parent Category: Programs and Ministries
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Both Luke and Mark touch on the ascension of Jesus. It's a time noted by the church when Jesus ends his physical ministry on the earth after resurrection and is recognized as being brought up with God.
This Sunday will be a time for many churches to celebrate Ascension Sunday. It is also a Sunday to celebrate mothers and the characteristics of motherhood. I believe God calls all of us to look inward at our own mother-like qualities. Am I compassionate while staying true to what is just and good? Do I lead by example - sometimes quietly without needing to clang a gong to make a point? Do I possess the qualities that can bear forth new life, nourish a growing spirituality and let go with the grace of a mother?
- Parent Category: Sunday Bulletins
SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
12 May 2013 8:30 & 10:00 a.m.
PRELUDE: Elegie Flor Peeters (1903-1986)
written in memory of the composer's mother
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
INTROIT: Mothering God text adapted from Julian of Norwich (1341-c.1416)
Mothering God, you gave me birth in the bright morning of this world.
Creator, Source of every breath, you are my rain, my wind, my sun.
Mothering Christ, you took my form, offering me your food of light,
grain of life, and grape of love, your very body for my peace.
Mothering Spirit, nurturing one, in arms of patience hold me close,
so that in faith I root and grow until I flower, until I know.