Mothering Sunday 2016

Church News | Monday, 7 March 2016 |

By Joan

The flowers were stunning.

The flowers were stunning.

St Mary’s was packed for the annual Mothering Sunday service. The emphasis this year was on the parable of the Prodigal Son. Reverend Carolyn called the children forward to tell us a little about their mothers, and then while they did some colouring she showed us Rembrandt’s famous painting on the screen of ‘The return of the Prodigal Son’. Carolyn remarked that although the parable featured only men, somewhere in the background there had to be a mother, who must have felt overwhelmed at having her son return home, just as our heavenly Father will welcome back those of us who have turned away. Carolyn said that although it’s lovely to see portrayed fluffy, pretty hearts on cards, etc. when we think about our mothers, in fact, mothers have to have strong and sturdy harts so that they can withstand all that life throws at them. The puppet crew performed a lovely Mothering Sunday song and then delightful bunches of flowers were blessed before being distributed to all the children first so that they could take them to their mothers, then to all the ladies in church. The two large baskets of flowers were stunning and had been made with great love and care. And like the flowers, the beautiful service was filled with love and care for all our mothers…



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