Monday, May 12, 2008

Mothers' Day

Missing from my congregation yesterday: three mothers whose children died in adulthood; two women who never had children. Is this a coincidence?

I never do a Mothers' Day sermon. And it was Pentecost.

I told the Minister of Music that I didn't do Mothers' Day and the reasons. So, she does a sappy anthem about mothers. Ugh. She doesn't have time to meet with me. (And besides, I'm not doing much other than putting together a liturgy and sermon each week.)

5 comments:

Gannet Girl said...

Welcome back, albeit to a difficult Sunday.

And yes, CC is the place.

mamaS said...

At the church I attended the pastor recognized that mother's day can be a very difficult holiday for some people. He touched on neglect, abuse, sky-high standards for mothers, alcoholism, children who have distanced themselves. He did not mention death of a child or infertility. I wish he had. Here's what happened to me last year!

I've been thinking lately that the church could/should offer an "alternate Mother's Day" service that is a service of lament and / or repentance and forgiveness. I'll be thinking on this for such a time as I'm leading in the church.
Thanks for sharing your experience.

Joan Calvin said...

I like the alternative Mother's Day service!

LutheranChik said...

Our church always holds a mother-daughter dinner this time of year, but we don't "do" Mother's Day on Sunday either. (BTW, my partner and I attended the former -- because we're both daughters of moms, she's a mother, and I'm a step-mother. In our congregation, it's all good. But if I were still single I frankly wouldn't have gone to this event.)

freefun0616 said...

酒店經紀人,
菲梵酒店經紀,
酒店經紀,
禮服酒店上班,
酒店小姐兼職,
便服酒店經紀,
酒店打工經紀,
制服酒店工作,
專業酒店經紀,
合法酒店經紀,
酒店暑假打工,
酒店寒假打工,
酒店經紀人,
菲梵酒店經紀,
酒店經紀,
禮服酒店上班,
酒店經紀人,
菲梵酒店經紀,
酒店經紀,
禮服酒店上班,
酒店小姐兼職,
便服酒店工作,
酒店打工經紀,
制服酒店經紀,
專業酒店經紀,
合法酒店經紀,
酒店暑假打工,
酒店寒假打工,
酒店經紀人,
菲梵酒店經紀,
酒店經紀,
禮服酒店上班,
酒店小姐兼職,
便服酒店工作,
酒店打工經紀,
制服酒店經紀,
酒店經紀,

,酒店,