First Church Year #22: Father’s Day
If I had to guess, I would say that Mother’s Day beats out Father’s Day in the sentimentality category in most churches each year. So it was with a bit of a curiosity that I went to church Sunday. I wondered how Father’s Day would play out.
Our Worship Leader was back from vacation in Jackson Hole, WY and Yellowstone Park. I believe this trip gave him a greater sense of God’s creation and how big God is. He seemed recharged after a week away from ministry responsibilities. I wonder if the rest of us don’t forget that our church staff need to get away and recharge.
We had an older gentleman share a testimony of his ministry experience. He is 81 years old and told of going back to West Virginia a few years ago to help a church that was on the verge of closing its doors. It was fantastic to hear of a man who seemed to be a modern-day Caleb, still seeking giants in the ministry late in life.
Several men gathered together to pray during the service. I could tell they were focused together on a single issue. There seemed to be a brokenness among these men as they huddled together and prayed.
Our interim pastor challenged all men to be the kind of men who pursued God in their lives.
The bottom line of what happened in our church yesterday was that men are necessary. That doesn’t mean that women aren’t, but it seems easier to have women jump into church than men.
What better way to celebrate Father’s Day than for men to take their relationship with Christ and His church more seriously?
How did your church deal with Father’s Day?
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