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Mother’s Day & Festival of the Christian Home

A Litany for Mother’s Day

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Mothers come in many different forms, and today we celebrate them all! 

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Mother’s Day Prayer: A 21st Century Worship Resource

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This day we gather with eager hearts, hungry for your Word, yearning for the joy you promise in love. O God, together we hold a vision of your kingdom, a people of prayer and open hearts, a loving Body of Christ eager to learn and eager to share.  

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2015 Christian Home Month: Families Called to Justice

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Every year United Methodist churches are urged to observe the celebration of the Christian Home. Although Christian Home Month is typically celebrated during the month of May, congregations may choose any month of the year to focus on the Christian home and its key role as a center for faith formation. Our theme for 2015 is Families: Called to Justice.

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Come, Mothers, Lay Your Burdens Down: A 21st Century Africana Resource for Mother’s Day

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Come, mothers, lay your burdens down and sit at the feet of Jesus.Come, fathers, lay your burdens down and sit at the feet of Jesus.Come grandmothers and grandfathers,  lay your burdens down and sit at the feet of Jesus. 

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Mother’s Day Proclamation - 1870

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Arise then ... women of this day!
Arise, all women who have hearts!
Whether your baptism be of water or of tears!  

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Somewhere This Morning: A 21st Century Africana Liturgy Resource for Mother’s Day

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Somewhere this morning, mothers are awakening and saying: "Good morning, Lord. Thank you for another day!"
Somewhere this morning, mothers are awakening and saying: "Oh Lord, not another day." 

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Motherhood: A Gift, A Calling

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A hymn for Mothers Day with music by John R. Kleinheksel, Sr.

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