This Sunday: Honouring Mothers

Sunday, 9 May – 9:30am

The 4th Commandment directs us to “honour your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which Jehovah your God is giving you.” I hope you have a chance today to do some of that honouring. But of course, this commandment goes far beyond just one day of the year and beyond just one earthly mother. More broadly we can reflect on how we honour motherhood in general, and how those qualities of motherhood come into our spiritual practices. Whether your mother is still here or has passed on, whether your relationship with your mother is deep, conflicted, or non-existent, it is possible to honour spiritual motherhood.

The service will be broadcast live at https://www.facebook.com/newchurchwestville/live. You can also watch the service later at that same link.

  • Song Lyrics
    We will have three songs during the service that you can sing along with at home. You can download the lyrics to the songs here.
  • Readings
    The readings for the service can be found here.
  • Text Sermon
    A PDF of the text version of the sermon can be found here.

If you are planning on attending in person you must fill out the Health Screening Questionnaire each time you are attending on the Sunday morning before the service.

You must also read the full explanation of the rules.

Upcoming Bible Study Times

Bible Study is starting up again! We’re going to be exploring the Acts and the Epistles for a while.

I’m going to be slowing down the schedule of how often we have new content. We’ll now have new content every 4 weeks (rather than every 2 weeks). There will be online meetings and we’re also going to experiment with meeting in-person again. For the in-person meetings we’ll sit, socially distanced, in the back of the church. There will be no coffee or food provided but you could bring your own coffee flask or water bottle. The online meetings will be just online and the in-person meetings will be just in-person.

Here are the upcoming dates:

  • Fri, 7 May – 6:45am – Men’s Bible Study (In-Person Only)
  • Fri, 7 May – 10:30am – Women’s Bible Study (In-Person Only)
  • Thu, 20 May – 6:45am – Men & Women’s Bible Study (Online Only)
  • Thu, 20 May – 3pm – Men & Women’s Bible Study (Online Only)

The online meetings will all use same link and Meeting ID – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84548504802 Meeting ID: 845 4850 4802.