Mothers’ Day Angst – sermons for a day not included in the liturgical calendar!

True Mother Julian of NorwichMothers’ Day is not on the church’s liturgical calendar and yet the statisticians tell us that church attendance on Mothers’ Day is surpassed only by Christmas and Easter. Worship leaders who fail to mark the importance of this day do so at their peril; the same kind of peril that compels so many reluctant offspring to accompany their mothers to church. However, a simple liturgical nod in the direction of mothers or an over-the-top sentimental sermon all too often fails to capture the magnitude of the day’s significance in the history of women.  Planning the liturgy is challenging enough, but writing the sermon is a challenge which promises to keep me toiling away into the dark hours of this coming Saturday. So, for my colleagues who share a similar plight: below you will find links to previous attempts to commemorate this day of days. Feel free to share your efforts with me in the comments section. Please! I need all the help you can offer!!! click on the links below for previous Mothers’ Day sermons:

Enough for Everyone

Breasted ONE

Sophia/Wisdom

MOTHERS’ DAY – Peace is the Way

Preaching on Mothers’ Day – Don’t Compromise

Another Option for Mothers’ Day: Bring Many Names

SHE Who Dwells Among Us – A Mothers’ Day Sermon

Arise on this Mothers’ Day: a sermon

ONE in GOD – a sermon

 

2 thoughts on “Mothers’ Day Angst – sermons for a day not included in the liturgical calendar!

  1. Best mother’s day sermon I ever preach was about Mary, the mother of Jesus. I don’t THINK THE PROTESTANT CHURCH HAD EVER HEARD A SERMON ABOUT MARY AND WERE SHOCKED TO LEARN THE FOUNDATION OF ‘Hail Mary.

    • If you have a copy of your sermon Larry, I’d love to read it. I’m hoping to use the work of Cynthia Bourgeault on Mary – especially about our misinterpretation of “anthropos” – aiming for something along the lines of “evolving into our full humanity” my email is: dawnhutchings@me.com

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