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Resources for Mothering Sunday

Here are some resources that might help you to present lively, interactive Mothering Sunday services in church or in school.

Interactive stories

Mary says yes.
The story of Mary's calling to be the mother of the Messiah and her response.

Jesus is lost
The story of Jesus remaining in the Jerusalem Temple while Mary and Joseph set off for Nazareth (From Luke 2:41-52)

The birth of Samuel
The story of Hannah's plea that God would give her a child. from 1 Samuel 1:1-28

A very brave sister
The story of the birth of Moses and the part that Miriam played in keeping him safe.  (Exodus 2:1-10)

Stories for telling

Moses in the bulrushes
The plan to save the baby Moses from the Egyptian soldiers (Exodus 2:1-10)


Jesus and Mary
3 short dramas that focus on aspects of Jesus relationship with his mother.

In my Father's House (From Luke 2:41-50);
A Family Affair (From Matthew 12:46-50);
The Arms of Love (From John 19:25-27)

Who's the genius?
A dramatisation of the story of the boy Jesus extended stay in the temple. But how will his references to 'his father' be understood by the Pharisees and teachers of the law?  (From Luke 2:41-52)

If only they would listen
A drama based on Jesus words to Martha "Martha, Martha, you are worried and upset by many things - but only one thing is needed." A mother, a child and a grandparent tell us about their busy lives and God tells of his sadness.  (from Luke 10:38-42)

The birth of Moses
A drama telling of how it is the women that see sense in this story. (From Exodus 2:1-10)

Who'd be a mother?
A reflective drama for Mothering Sunday that traces the different phases of a mother-daughter relationship through the decades. (2 actors)

In God's workshop
Archangel Gabriel and Archangel Michael are busy in God's workshop building things to the plans that God is sending them.  But what's this?  Are the latest plans one step too far for them?

Dramatised Bible readings

The presentation
The presentation and dedication of Jesus in the temple and the prophecies of Simeon and Anna.  (Luke 2:22-40)

Mary and Jesus
3 stories (Particularly appropriate for Mothering Sunday)
Jesus in the temple (Luke 2:41-52);
Come home with us (Matthew 12:46-50);
At the cross (John 19:25-27)

Mary and Jesus
Another version of these 3 moments from the Gospels revealing the nature of Jesus' relationship with his mother.  These are particularly suitable for use on Mothering Sunday.

The angel visits Mary
The visit of the Angel Gabriel to Mary revealing what might have been Mary's inner thoughts. (Luke 1:26-38)

Billy Stories

Many of these stories feature Billy and his Mum and explore aspects of their relationship.  Stories particularly suitable for mothering Sunday are:

The dining room carpet
Billy builds a boat
Billy's Mum
Giving up
Billy is a boaster
Billy is lost
The juggler's apprentice
Taking the blame
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