The other day it occurred to me that there seemed to be a lot of ads for perfume on the tv recently and then... I realised it’s coming up to Mother’s day and they want me to buy my mother some more perfume to show her how much I love her. It’s strange isn’t it that showing our mother’s we love them is now about spending money on them – the more the better.

And I’m sure that while gifts are nice it isn’t really what our mothers want. At least it wasn’t what my mother wanted. More than anything she wanted a phone call or a visit – the chance to sit and chat, to spend time together with her son. Time is precious and when we spend it on people, by being with them, we show them just how important they are to us and that is often a greater sign of love than any expensive perfume or gift we could ever give.

This coming Sunday take the time to remember your mum, to spend time with them and to thank them for all they mean to you.

We will be holding a physical service this coming Sunday open to anyone. We do require facemasks to be worn and social distancing is still in place. We look forward to seeing you all again.

If you need support during this time then please make contact with Andrew on 0223075225.

To join with us on air tune in to Coast Access Radio 104.7FM from 10.00am or livestream at http://coastaccessradio.org.nz...  The message and prayers will also be posted to the sermon page on this website.

If you are struggling at this time and just need someone to talk to then please email us at office@pb.org.nz and we will make contact with you.

This Sunday We will be thinking and remembering the place of mothers in our lives.

Mainly Music – Starts this Wednesday 4 May from 10.00am. We do ask that you wear a mask. This programme is a fun way for parents and their children to spend quality time together based around music and movement. It is an opportunity for us as a church to connect with and offer something back to the community of which we are a part. It’s also a way for us to demonstrate care, concern and support for those with young children.

Small Groups. Contact the church office@pb.org.nz if you would like to join one.

And we are also on Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/parap...

Grace and peace