Sunday 22nd March Mothering Sunday
Psalm 34. 11-20
Come, my children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD.
Whoever of you loves life and desires to see many good days, keep your tongue
from evil and your lips from telling lies.
Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.
The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous, and his ears are attentive to their cry; but
the face of the LORD is against those who do evil, to blot out their name from the
The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their
The LORD is close to the broken-hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
The righteous person may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them
all; he protects all his bones, not one of them will be broken.
Colossians 3. 12-17
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with
compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and
forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the
Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all
together in perfect unity.
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were
called to peace. And be thankful. Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly
as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns,
and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. And whatever
you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving
thanks to God the Father through him.
John 19. 25-27
Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of
Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple
whom he loved standing near by, he said to her, ‘Woman, here is your son,’ and to
the disciple, ‘Here is your mother.’ From that time on, this disciple took her into his