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Father’s day 2016

“A daughter’s view of her Dad”

Mark 5:22-23, 35-43

Happy father’s day

Welcome Dad’s

Honor all dads with a gift- have kids help

In order to celebrate Father’s day as it was intended I believe we need to know just what we are celebrating.

Father's Day in the United States is on the third Sunday of June. It celebrates the contribution that fathers and father figures make for their children's lives.

Father's Day is an occasion to mark and celebrate the contribution that your own father has made to your life.

Many people send or give cards or gifts to their fathers.

Common Father's Day gifts include sports items or clothing, electronic gadgets, outdoor cooking supplies and tools for household maintenance.

Father's Day is a relatively modern holiday so different families have a range of traditions.

These can range from a simple phone call or greetings card to large parties honoring all of the 'father' figures in a particular extended family.

Father figures can include fathers, step-fathers, fathers-in-law, grandfathers and great-grandfathers and even other male relatives.

In the days and weeks before Father's Day, many schools and Sunday schools help their pupils to prepare a handmade card or small gift for their fathers.

There are a range of events, which may have inspired the idea of Father's Day.

One of these was the start of the Mother's Day tradition in the first decade of the 20th century.

Another was a memorial service held in 1908 for a large group of men, many of them fathers, who were killed in a mining accident in Monongah, West Virginia in December 1907.

A woman called Sonora Smart Dodd was an influential figure in the establishment of Father's Day.

Her father raised six children by himself after the death of their mother.

This was uncommon at that time, as many widowers placed their children in the care of others or quickly married again.

Sonora was inspired by the work of Anna Jarvis, who had pushed for Mother's Day celebrations.

Sonora felt that her father deserved recognition for what he had done.

The first time Father's Day was held in June was in 1910.

Father's Day was officially recognized as a holiday in 1972 by President Nixon.

So today in honor of all father’s and father Figures let me say thank you

In the past years I as have thousands of other preachers have preached a message of love on Mother’s day

A message to make the mom’s in the room beam at the shear honor of being a mom

On the other hand we pastors seldom miss the chance to mash on the men in the congregation on father’s day

Today I pray will be different

Today I want all of the dads in the room to leave here with a different perspective on what it means to be a Dad

You know almost any man can father a child

But it takes a real man to be a Dad to his child

And it takes a real man to be a Dad to a kid that did not come from your bloodline

And we honor you as well this morning

As Brad paisley sings

Thank you for being the Dad you did not have to be


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