I have a question…
…Sunday is Mother’s Day (as if anyone needs to be reminded) AND it is Pentecost Sunday. But Pentecost aside, how do you treat Mother’s Day in worship? I have heard sermons on Mother’s Day that were about mothers and I left wondering if this day (and Father’s Day) were days where we can give Jesus a break and preach about someone else.
Now…with it being Pentecost this Sunday do you try to work in mothers someplace into the Pentecost story or do you lay aside the Pentecost text completely or what?
For me…this is want I am doing: I am preaching on the Acts 2 text were the disciples are filled with the Holy Spirit and start preaching in the native tongue of the people gathered. Actually, my main point is talked about more in my previous post titled "Desperate". Later in the service I will have a special recognition of the mothers and offer a prayer for them. After worship, all mothers will be presented with a red carnation. And that is Mother’s Day at Salem. Am I dissing mothers too much by not preaching about mothers?
I want to make sure mothers are honored on Mother’s Day. After all…they deserve it (especially my mother) but I don’t want to neglect the preaching of the gospel either. I know there is probably a way to work both into a sermon, but with the text on Sunday…that is not the direction I was drawn. What are you doing in worship? How "should" mothers be honored?