Mothering Sunday falls at the midway point of Lent. The StF+ lectionary resource provides two sets of readings and suggested hymns for the day, including a set tailored specifically for Mothering Sunday. Just click on 30 March on the calendar at the right of this page.
Hymns that heal
For those who experience loss: alternative hymns for Mothering Sunday highlights three particular hymns that help us respond to the needs and feelings of those for whom this can be a difficult day.
Take a look, also, at Gillian Collins’ hymn “Woman stooping, bent and burdened”. Drawing upon biblical stories, Gillian highlights particular physical, emotional and social challenges faced by many women and responds with a recurring affirmation: “Sister, you are God’s delight”.
Worship and study resources
The Methodist Relief and Development Fund (MRDF) has produced a new Mothering Sunday worship resource; and Week 4 of the 2013 Lent Course produced by Churches Together in Britain and Ireland, focuses on Mothering Sunday.
Finally, the Mothers’ Union has also produced a wide-ranging selection of collects, prayers and litanies for use on Mothering Sunday.