Topic

PGIMF celebrated Mothers’ Day in a very special way by having not one, but three speakers. Nadine Neudorf talked about the importance of community support for parents, for parenting is not something people can do on their own. Parents need confidants, adults who can listen, understand and thereby help. Hosea 11 tells of God taking a child by the hand and helping. Each child, each moment of parenting can be a reminder of God’s grace. Cynthia Friesen read a letter she wrote several years ago, telling of the challenge parents face when accepting and loving children as they are, and how this can be an expression of God’s love. Vange Thiessen then spoke on the gifts that keep on giving–grandchildren. She mentioned a book some like like to read, “Grandmothers are like snowflakes, no two are alike”. Grandparents always wonder whether they will be sufficient, accepted as a grandparents. She suggested that perhaps God gives us grandchildren so that we can undo some of the mistakes we made with our children. Children help grandparents revive their imaginations and play skills, facets of our lives which can bring wholeness to us. [JEK]

Service Details

Passage: Psalm 127:3a, Romans 12:9-10,13,15-16 and Hosea 11

Communion: Yes

Ecumenical or Event: Mother's Day

Potluck Lunch: No

Congregational Meeting: No

Worship Team

Speaker: Nadine Neudorf/Vange Thiessen

Worship Leader: Nadine/Vange

Song Leader: Nubia Martens

Pianist: Ruth Enns

Usher:

Childrens Feature Leader: Nadine Neudorf

Hospitality

Bring Flowers: Vange Thiessen

Coffee Helper:

Sound Helper:

Sunday School Team

Child Care Volunteer: Carrie Wiebe