Hymn and Prayers for the 4th Sunday of Lent and Mothering Sunday
"Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates"
"Christ is Made the Sure Foundation
Reading & Collect
This week's readings can be found here for Mothering Sunday Luke 2.33-35 & John 19.25b-27
Our weekly reflection will be part of our Online Service on our Facebook Page on Sunday
A Special Prayer for the Crisis in Ukraine
The Prodigal’s Mother Speaks to God
Allison Funk When he returned a second time, the straps of his sandals broken, his robe stained with wine, it was not as easy to forgive. By then his father was long gone himself, leaving me with my other son, the sullen one whose anger is the instrument he tunes from good morning on. I know. There’s no room for a man in the womb. But when I saw my youngest coming from far off, so small he seemed, a kid unsteady on its legs. She-goat what will you do? I thought, remembering when he learned to walk. Shape shifter! It’s like looking through water— the heat bends, it blurs everything: brush, precipice. A shambles between us.
To Pray for
Continued hope of a peaceful resolution between the Ukraine and Russia
Those trying to find refuge in a safe and peaceful place
And to pray for mothers around the world on Mothering Sunday