Mother's Day at St. Cross
Mother's Day is Sunday, May 12! On Mother's Day, we do something a little different during the Christian Education hour. Instead of Sunday School and Adult Ed, we have a parish-wide Mother's Day activity. It's always a wonderful bonding time. Let's do it!
Last year, Rev. Rachel shared this excellent article on Mother's Day which reminded her of this prayer from Women's Uncommon Prayers:
"On this Mother’s Day, we give thanks to God for the divine gift of motherhood in all its diverse forms. Let us pray for all the mothers among us today; for our own mothers, those living and those who have passed away; for the mothers that loved us and those who feel short of loving us fully; for all who hope to be mothers someday and for those whose hope to have children has been frustrated; for all mothers who have lost children; for all women and men who have mothered others in any way—those who have been our substitute mothers and we who have done so for those in need; and for the earth that bore us and provides us with our sustenance. We pray this all in the name of God, our great and loving Mother. Amen." (p. 364) ~The Rev. Leslie Nipps
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