Mothers Union

Lambeg Parish Church

A Church of Ireland Parish in the Diocese of Connor

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Mothers’ Union Prayer
Almighty God, our heavenly Father, who gave marriage to be a source of blessing,
May we know your presence and peace in our homes,
Fill them with your love and use them for your glory.
Bless all who are married and every parent and child.
Pour out upon us your Holy Spirit, that we may truly love and serve you.
Bless the members of the Mothers’ Union throughout the world,
Unite us in prayer and worship, In love and service,
That, strengthened by your grace, we may seek to do your will;
Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

A Prayer for our Branch

Heavenly Father,
As members of this branch we commit its life to you;
We seek your blessing in all we do, your presence in our fellowship,
Your inspiration in our activities,
And your strength in our service to the Church and to the community.
Help us to be faithful in prayer and worship and outgoing in our witness to the gospel,
That we may advance your kingdom, and glorify your name.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

The Mothers Union started 2018 with a very informative presentation by Rosalind Bloomfield on the work worldwide of the Mother’s Union and how our annual membership fees are divided and allocated to various projects. Rosalind explained that evaluation was carried out to ensure that expenditure was spent in a productive way. Members expressed their thanks to Rosalind for explaining fully the worthwhile work that was undertaken by our organisation.
> Our next meeting on 12 February was very productive as we managed to fill 92 wash-bags containing basic items, such as soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, tissues, comb and facecloth for patients admitted to hospital in an emergency situation. All items were donated and we thank all who were able to contribute. Our successful evening ‘s work was concluded with a special supper which all enjoyed. It is hoped to donate these bags in the near future which will be a photographic opportunity to publicise our charitable work.
> March is a  busy month  for our organisation as our next meeting is on 12 March when we will welcome a representative from Tearfund to hear about their work. On Sunday11th March at the 10.45 Morning Prayer Service 3 of our members will be enrolled into the Mothers Union. Rosalind Bloomfield will provide an overview of the structure and work of the Mothers’ Union locally and worldwide. We are sure that the congregation will learn from this presentation which will hopefully encourage more people to join us at parish level.
On 9 April we are looking forward to hearing Rev Derek Kerr tell us about his “Right Royal Obsession”. In May Mavis Gibbons will talk to us about her story