Worship service – May 8, 2022 – “Your Family: How it Works”

Can you imagine what it might have been like to be the mother of Jesus? His conception was mysterious, angels announced his birth, he ran off to hang out with the adults in the Temple, and he often didn’t do what was socially expected of him.  On Mother’s Day, we’ll consider Mary’s experience as a mother of an unusual child, and qualities we often admire in mothers.

Our services are being held with in-person attendance at 10 a.m. Sunday morning.  Today’s service is provided below in its entirety in video format.

Our Scripture Reading is from Luke 2:41-52 NRSV.  This is the story of when Jesus was 12 years old, and the family had traveled to Jerusalem for the festival of Passover. On the return trip, Jesus’s parents discovered he wasn’t with the group.  When they found him back in the temple talking with the teachers, Jesus’s mother Mary was livid and didn’t understand his excuse. But Jesus returned with them “and was obedient to them.” And “his mother treasured all these things in her heart.”

Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is the one true Church whose faith we support with our prayers, our presence, our giving, our witness and our service.
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Rev. Dr. Linda Holbrook
Rev. Dr. Linda Holbrook

The message today from Rev. Dr. Linda Holbrook is “Your Family: How it Works.”


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Credits and copyrights

  • “Like a Child” words and music by Daniel Charles Damon. ©1993 Hope Publishing Co.  CCLI song #1702313, CCLI License #2718708.
  • “Mothering God, You Gave Me Birth” words by Jean Janzen, based on the writings of Juliana of Norwish (15th cent.l, music by H. Percy Smith.  © Words: 1991 Abingdon Press (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.); Music: Public Domain.  CCLI song #3411430, CCLI License #2718708.
  • “Alleluia, Alleluia” words and music by Donald Fishel.  ©1973 International Liturgy Publications.   CCLI song #32376, CCLI License #2718708.
  • “Once in David’s Royal City” words by Cecil Frances Alexander, music by Henry J. Gauntlett. © Public domain.  CCLI song #197156, CCLI License #2718708.
  • “From a Distance” words and music by Julie Gold. © 1987 Wing and Wheel Music, Julie Gold Music (BMI).
  • Glorify Thy Name” words and music by Donna Adkins.  © 1976, 1981 CCCM Music (Admin. by Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc.), Universal Music – Brentwood Benson Publishing (Admin. by Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc.). CCLI song #1383, CCLI License #2718708.
  • All other text on this page © The United Methodist Church of Morgan Hill.

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