From Ignorance to Astonishment: Schoolings from Our Fathers

In our culture, it always feels like Father’s Day is an afterthought of Mother’s Day.  No tents in Kroger’s parking lot filled with tools, gadgets or ties; it isn’t the busiest day for restaurants.  Yet fathers comprise 50% of our existence.  This year a morning for dads, living or not.

Mark Twain once wrote, “When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.” 

How much did you learn from your dad?  What have you intentionally rejected?  What life changing words of wisdom do you carry with you?  When did you last look at a picture of him?

On this Father’s Day Sunday, we will reminisce about our male parent and look at their faces, maybe even try to guess whose father’s image is on the screens.

Take time right now to find a photo of your dad (hopefully a face shot, but all images will be used) and email it to worship@redriveruu.org.  Or bring photos to the AV desk to have a copy made.  Deadline for photos is June 20.

The morning will unfold as it will, with light-hearted and profound stories from those willing to speak, seeing their faces and hearing some music about fathers.

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