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MOTHERS' DAY

Hymn Response ( Verse three, No. 48 )
For the joy of human love,
Brother, sister, parent, child,
Friends on earth, and friends above,
For all gentle thoughts and mild,
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our hymn of grateful praise. Amen.

The Messages of Five Govecnors to Their States on Mother's Day (Unison)

I hope that every man and woman, boy and girl, in our state may value at its own supreme worth the counsel,the self-sacrifice,and the unfailing love which only a devoted mother can give.
Show reverence and respect for the best friend that God ever gave us Mother.
No state is greater than its Mothers.
The very word " Mother" is a synonym for reverence. In all nature there is nothing so tender and loving and joyous as the relationship between mother and child.
I respectfully request our citizens generally throughout the state to observe the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day. If the day can be spent, at least in part, in her presence, make it one of great comfort to her by such ministrations as the heart of a true man will dictate. If she is living elsewhere, write her a letter full of cheer and confession of love. If she is held in the great beyond, do some deed of beneficence in her name that will cheer the life of another.


Responsive Reading
All:
Honor thy father and they mother that thy days may be long in the land which the lord thy god giveth thee.}}
Leader:
My son, hear the instruction of thy father and forsake not the teaching of thy mother.
I thank God, having been reminded of the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice.
Hear the words of King Lemuel concerning a woman of the Bible:
Assembly
Strength and dignity are her clothing;
She stretcheth forth her hand to the poor;
She openeth her mouth with wisdom;
And the law of kindness is on her tongue.
Her children rise up and call her blessed ;
Her husband also, and he praiseth her, saying:
Many daughters have done worthily,

But thou excelleth them all.

(Seated)



Prayer
Lord Jesus, thou hast known
A mother's love and tender care,
And thou wilt hear while for my own mother most dear
I make this Sabbath prayer.
Protect her life, I pray,
Who gave the gift of life to me;

And may she know, from day to day, the deepening glow
Of joy that comes from thee.
I cannot pay my debt
For all the love that she has given;
But thou, love's Lord, wilt not forget her due reward,
Bless her in earth and heaven. Henry Van Dyke

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