Seattle Unity Mother’s Day Videos 05-14-2017—”In My Arms”

Mother’s Day Service Videos May 14th, 2017—”In My Arms”—Here are the links and players to the music videos and sermon from 05-14-2017, with Rev. Karen Lindvig’s sermon titled “In My Arms.” In this Sunday Mother’s Day sermon, Rev. Karen Lindvig honors and celebrates the transformative power of the Nurturer—mothers and all women. Karen explores the history of Mother’s Day, dating back to ancient Greek and Roman times; the celebrations of the Virgin Mary in Europe; and the American, more recent version of celebrating the Nurturer through Julia Ward Howe’s Mother’s Day Proclamation to end warfare. She draws on the ideas and stories of Maya Angelou, baseball player Helen Candell, Metta Sutta, and Marvin J. Ashton. Music by Erin McGaughan, DIOS, the Seattle Unity House Band, and guest actor and vocalist Kirsten deLohr Helland.

 

Kirsten deLohr Helland Sings “Dreamer”

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Erin McGaughan & DIOS Sing “Goddess Chant”

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Erin McGaughan Sings “This is for My Girls”

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Remember Our Mothers “Ma Chant” and Slideshow

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Kirsten deLohr Helland Sings “In My Arms”

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Rev. Karen Lindvig Mother’s Day Sermon “In My Arms”

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Kirsten deLohr Helland Sings “Suddenly”

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Erin McGaughan and Our Community Sing “Sanctuary”

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SERMON SUMMARY

http://seattleunithy.org—In this Sunday Mother’s Day sermon, Rev. Karen Lindvig honors and celebrates the transformative power of the Nurturer—mothers and all women. Karen explores the history of Mother’s Day, dating back to ancient Greek and Roman times; the celebrations of the Virgin Mary in Europe; and the American, more recent version of celebrating the Nurturer through Julia Ward Howe’s Mother’s Day Proclamation to end warfare. She draws on the ideas and stories of Maya Angelou, baseball player Helen Candell, Metta Sutta, and Marvin J. Ashton. Rev. Karen also announces the recent death of our beloved staff member, accountant Gail Winsauer, and her service at Seattle Unity on June 4th after the Sunday service.

 

Key quotations related to this sermon

Maya Angelou: “I will look after you and I will look after anybody you say needs to be looked after, any way you say. I am here. I brought my whole self to you. I am your mother.”

Metta Sutta: “Even as a mother protects with her life her child, her only child, so with a boundless heart should one cherish all living beings.”

Marvin J Ashton: “Be the one who nurtures and builds. Be the one who has an understanding and a forgiving heart one who looks for the best in people. Leave people better than you found them.”

Myrtle Fillmore: “It is my great joy to perceive somewhat of the mother side of God—the Divine love that never fails and that is equal to the drawing of souls to itself. It is my prayer to be able to radiate the qualities of this divine love to all.”

Prayer for All Women: “I will look after you and I will look after anybody you say needs to be looked after, any way you say. I am here. I brought my whole self to you. I am your mother.”