Happy Mother’s Day from BLC!

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To all the amazing mothers, mothers-in-law, grandmothers, godmothers and all who play a motherly role in the lives of someone: BLC salutes you!

For this year’s Mother’s Day celebration, we had the youth lead us in worship. As an added treat, a “pampering station” was set up, where moms could pop by for a nice round of hand and shoulder massages!

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There were also presents for the moms in church that day.

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As part of the service, we also had a few of the children come forward to share poems they had written for their moms. Some were brutally honest… but full of love! 🙂

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Pastor Augustin then came forward to preach about Naomi, from the Book of Ruth – about how she was a mother, even though not by blood.

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We ended with a prayer of blessing for the mothers, mothers-in-law, grandmothers, godmothers and all who play a motherly role in the lives of someone.

Thanks to Johnben, the youth, as well as the rest of the team who were involved in planning this wonderful celebration.

More photos can be viewed here.

Blessing Our Mothers

This past Sunday, Pastor Augustin preached on the week’s lectionary readings, which were also for “Good Shepherd Sunday“.

After the Holy Communion, we took the time to pray a special blessing for the mothers, step-mothers, grandmothers, mothers-in-law, godmothers and all who played a “motherly” role in our church family.

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We invited them forward and then invited the children and youth to stand behind them.

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Then, together, we prayed for them and blessed them.

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Each one then received a small gift from the church.

Happy Mother’s Day – be blessed: you are more than you may realize!

Happy Mother’s Day – You Are More Than You May Realize

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Wishing a “Happy Mother’s Day” to all mothers, grandmothers, god-mothers and everyone who is like a “mom” to someone else… you are amazing and you are a whole lot more than you realize.

Here’s to you.

Update: BLC Parents Day – 16 June 2013

HappyParentsDayWe’ve got more information on this Sunday’s Parents Day Celebration!

As you already know, BLC will be celebrating Parents’ Day (combining Mother’s Day and Father’s Day) this coming Sunday, 16 June 2013, right after service. All parents, god-parents, people who have served, are serving and will soon be serving in any parent-like capacity are welcome! There will be light games, some gift-giving, and… of course, food.

Here’s the plan for the short little celebration, immediately after service ends at 12:00pm.

  • 12:00pm – Lunch is served!
  • 12:30pm – Light Games (there will be prizes!) with Emily Shipman
  • 12:50pm – Gift giving to all moms and dads (including god-parents, people who have served, are serving and will soon be serving in any parent-like capacity)
  • 12:55pm – Prayer of blessing
  • 1:00pm – End

Throughout the celebration, we will also have a photographer who will take family portraits for families in attendance. Feel free to come dressed thematically as a family!

Looking forward to seeing you all this Sunday!

BLC Parents Day Celebration – 16 June 2013

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BLC will be celebrating Parents’ Day (combining Mother’s Day and Father’s Day) this coming Sunday, 16 June 2013, right after service. All parents, god-parents, people who have served, are serving and will soon be serving in any parent-like capacity are welcome!

There will be light games, some gift-giving, and… of course, food. 😉

Please come!

 

Happy Mothers’ Day!

From the great talents at Igniter Media, here’s wishing all Mothers a Happy Mothers’ Day!