Mothers’ Union Report – 11th September 2014
Last month St Mary’s Mothers’ Union met in Church for our Service of Rededication. Our hymns were very meaningful – ‘Here I am Lord’, ‘Colours of Day’, ‘I want to walk with Jesus Christ’ and ‘Tell out my soul’. The Bible reading was taken from Ephesians 2 v 1-10. The Rev Michael Petitt spoke extremely well on the work of the Mothers’ Union worldwide, touching on the subject of Northern Iraq where such atrocious things are happening and we may only learn about them from media cover, ie. TV and Newspapers, but behind the scenes good agencies are working, the MU being part of that good work.
In West Africa, places like Senegal where Ebola is having a huge impact on peoples’ lives, MU members are working together with other agencies. Michael also mentioned the work of the MU with abandoned children of restricted growth in Angola, where they are outcasts.
So thank you Michael for a memorable service. Also thanks go to Ian Massey – our hymn singing would not have been so good without your wonderful music on the organ – and to Andrea Swarbrick for leading us in our Prayers of Intercession, plus to everyone who came along for our fellowship.
Closer to home, in this country, Reg Bailey, the MU Chief Executive, has been a huge influence on a government commissioned report “Letting Children be Children”. This is on-going work of which we play a small part.
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