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Hostesses with the Mostest: Mother's Day Sermon, 2014

Mother’s Day Sermon 2014 “The Hostesses with the Mostest: Images of Maternal Hospitality  Acts 2:41-47 41 So those who welcomed his message were baptized, and that day about three thousand persons were added. 42 They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. 43 Awe came upon everyone, because many wonders and signs were being done by the apostles. 44 All who believed were together and had all things in common; 45 they would sell their possessions and goods and distribute the proceeds to all, as any had need. 46 Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at home and ate their food with glad and generous hearts, 47 praising God and having the goodwill of all the people. And day by day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved.             Blessings upon all of you and Happy Mother’s day!              When I looked up the lectionary text for this Sunday, I was quite surprised …