Portland News

May 14, 2017

Mother's Day Service

The Mother’s Day Sunday morning service began with the orchestra playing the hymns “Be Thou My Vision” and “Great Is Thy Faithfulness.” The choir followed with the song of worship, “Where Your Glory Dwells,” and later the congregation sang “A Christian Home.”

During the announcements time, Darrel Lee asked all the great-great-grandmothers, great-grandmothers, grandmothers, and mothers to stand (pictured above) and to be acknowledged with applause and a colorful carnation. Then he named all of the new mothers (those who had an addition to the family during the past year), and as they stood a special gift was delivered to each of them—a plush lamb and an illustrated story book based on Psalm 23.

For the middle special, a group of eleven young ladies sang a tribute to mothers titled “Prayer Warrior” which says, “We may see her in the grocery with her children . . . But she's someone else entirely when she prays. She's a prayer warrior.” Each of the singers testified of how they were saved, several mentioning how their mothers have encouraged them them spiritually.

Brother Darrel brought the message, speaking about how the Bible instructs people to treat their mothers. According to Ephesians 6:1-3, people should obey and honor both parents, “that it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.” He encouraged fathers to help teach those principals to children, and for mothers to live in a way that earns respect. He stated that we should do these things because “it is right” (Ephesians 6:1), and it will also help our relationship with the Lord when we treat others well, especially our moms.

Watch the full service in the Media Center.