The bible often challenges us to rethink and to re examine. Even the simpilist of ideas such as “who is my family” is something that Jesus asks us to consider deeply. “Mothering Sunday” is a great opportunity to ask this question again. Jesus, at the most critical moment before he dies, offers his own Mother to be cared for by his disciple and friend John. He offers his mother another chance to “mother” in his friend John. In this act he binds two people together in a family unit, not of blood, but of love. This is one instance in which that question “who is my family” reconsidered – there are lots more.
As a Church family we come together for a myriad of reasons this Sunday and with it we bring ourselves, our stories, our lives to our church family. A place where people are not bound by their inherited genetical bloodline, but by the recreation of what family means, with a people who gather around the revolutionary message of love that Jesus brings. In that way we will celebrate this Mothering Sunday with our church family.
REMEMBER THE CLOCKS GO FORWARD!!
Services of worship this Sunday – 27th March 2022 – Mothering Sunday
8am – All Saints – Said Holy Communion – Revd Janey
10am – St Marys – Sung All Age Holy Communion – Revd Lizzie
10.30am – All Saints – Sung All Age Holy Communion – Revd Janey and Dave Williams.
Attached are the weekly sheets, readings and an activity sheet. Please note that the All Saints APCM is on the 3rd April after the 10.30am service. Please make every effort to attend so we can share and reflect on what has been 2021 together.
THE WEEK AHEAD
Monday 28th 10.30 Tiny Tots – All Saints Hall
Wednesday 30th 09.00 – Celtic Morning Prayer at All Saints Church
10.15 – Funeral at St Marys Wendy Bignell
Thursday 31st 10.00 – Holy Communion at St Mary’s Church
11.30 – Funeral at St Marys Gwen Fothergill
Friday 1st 11.00 – Reflection followed by refreshments & tabletop sale for Marie Curie
1.30pm – Linda Waldren Celebration of life at All Saints
Sunday 3rd 10.00 – Open Church at St Mary’s Church
10.30 – Holy Communion with Baptism and Junior Church
at All Saints followed by the APCM
6:30 – Passiontide Service with Special Music at St Mary’s Church
I leave you with this image for reflection and prayer.