Into your hands

Church News | Sunday, 31 March 2019 |

By Joan

So carefuly and lovingly arranged by Margaret Pinkerton.

So carefuly and lovingly arranged by Margaret Pinkerton.

Mothering Sunday is always a very special day in the church calendar and today wasn’t any different for the church was packed with families to celebrate their mothers as well as their mother church… Today was all about hands and as Revd Diana, explained our hands are very special they give out many unspoken signs and symbols just practice yourself by saying ‘no’, ‘don’t touch me’, ‘come here’, ‘you are welcome’ using your hands only! – We were all given a sheet of paper and a pencil with which to draw around our hands, and when done, we were invited to place into our drawn hands that which worries us, that situation which concerns us or those people we are worried or troubled about. Then the paper hands were collected and taken to the front to be handed onto God whose hands are always open for us to lay our problems upon. And most of us have someone or something we are very troubled about… At the end of the service we were given the opportunity to make our way up to the alter to collect a bunch or two of the beautiful spring flowers that had been blessed and so carefully and lovingly arranged by Margaret Pinkerton. We were of course invited to collect the flower posies to take to our mothers if they were present, after which the flowers were distributed around the church so that no lady was wanting of the love that God and her family give her.

Revd Carolyn said some truly poignant prayers, for all mothers so that we did not forget those women who have never been able to have children, those who are desperate for children and those who have become mothers only to have their precious little ones pass into God’s loving hands. She remembered all mothers and those mothers who are no longer with us…

As usual the puppet crew performed a lovely song called ‘Isn’t she wonderful, she’s my mum’ during which the puppets portrayed just a few of the things that our mothers do for us, things perhaps that we don’t even think about or consider. Just like all the things that Our Heavenly Father does for us that we don’t even think about and often forget to thank him for. Happy Mothering Sunday to all...

Into your hands we place our troubles

Into your hands we place our troubles



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