Following on from the last post here, there is actually another Holy Communion service before Christmas ... on Easter Sunday, in fact, when you're all very welcome to join us at St. Mark's for our last service of the present schedule, at 10.30am. After that, the church will not be holding another Sunday service until the Harvest Festival celebration in September.
But before Easter Day, we have Mothering Sunday fast approaching! Which means breakfast in bed for mothers and carers everywhere, and a chance to show them how much you appreciate their untiring work.
Here is a longer version of a short prayer from the Mother's Union, specially adapted to be used on Mothering Sunday:
We thank you for mothers.
We thank you for all those who care for us
in quiet, often unrecognised ways;
we thank you for all those who care for others
in patience and love.
We are sorry for those times when we have failed
to care for others
and pray that you will teach us
to care as you do
and that you will hold all mothers
in the light of your presence
and guide them to you.
This prayer was produced by the Mother's Union. Used with kind permission.