Let’s face it, Father’s Day is the Rodney Dangerfield of holidays. It’s the, “I get-no-respect” little brother to Mother’s Day. Father’s Day will probably never achieve the popularity or social significance of Mother’s Day but as church we can celebrate the men who are called to be the Spiritual leaders of their homes.

Here are some things you can do to make this Father’s Day special.

*Sing songs like “You’re a Good Good Father” and “How Deep the Fathers Love for Us”

*Show a Father’s Day Video by the Skit Guys www.skitguys.com or this one about NFL Dads. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCtrScg9tn4

*Prepare a Dad’s Day gift basket that men can register to win. The prize could include items like movie passes, a mug, grill accessories, a massage or sporting goods store gift certificates.

*Bring in a lazy-boy recliner place a T.V. tray next to it topped with a carafe of coffee and a box of gourmet donuts. Set the recliner chair up near the rear of the Worship Center. Have the “Dad of the Day” drawing near the start of the service, so the winner gets to sit with his family in style without being the object of everyone’s attention throughout the service.

*Set up a photo booth to take pictures of Dads and their families. While they are gathered record memories of the influence their Godly father’s had on them. Show them next Sunday at church.

* Preach a message on a Father’s importance to the Spiritual development in a family. Or consider delivering a message on reconciliation because so many daughters and sons have forgiveness issues regarding their distant, or perfectionist or even abusive fathers.

Make your next Father’s Day services one that shows respect to our heavenly and earthly Fathers.

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