BLC Parents Day Celebration – 16 June 2013

HappyParentsDay

 

BLC will be celebrating Parents’ Day (combining Mother’s Day and Father’s Day) this coming Sunday, 16 June 2013, right after service. All parents, god-parents, people who have served, are serving and will soon be serving in any parent-like capacity are welcome!

There will be light games, some gift-giving, and… of course, food. 😉

Please come!

 

Fathers’ Day At The Father’s House

This morning, we had a great Fathers’ Day at The Father’s House. The early morning rain wonderfully alleviated the haze that has been plaguing the city skies for the past few days!

During the service, the youth presented two items: Jemma shared with us a list of “Fathers’ Day cards gone wrong” while the boys acted out a skit based on the parable of the Prodigal Son, from the father’s perspective.

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After that, we celebrated the baptism of Aaron’s and Mujan’s daughter, Raquel. Indeed we welcome her in to the community of God’s kingdom and pledge to do our part in raising her in the ways of Christ.

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Rev. Augustin then shared a wonderful message about how the quirks and travails of fatherhood (borrowing liberally from the gospel of Calvin & Hobbes!) and how, ultimately, God’s grace undergirds us throughout; just like in today’s Gospel reading about parable of the growing seed.

The seed already has the power to grow – nothing we do actually makes the seed grow; we only provide the best possible nurturing environment to help the seeds grow. This is the power, grace and work of God. Ultimately, as fathers, our job is to leave a legacy of God’s Kingdom in the lives of our children.

Alpha then gave a Fathers’ Day greeting on behalf of the church – sharing from the perennial example of an awesome father-son relationship in Darth Vader and his son, Luke Skywalker. 🙂 Then, we passed out a gifts to all the dads.

Happy Fathers Day!

Fathers Day Cards That Failed

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As part of our Fathers’ Day celebrations today, Jemma shared with us a few examples of Fathers’ Day cards that failed:

  • You’re the best father I ever had. Wait, you’re the only father I ever had. Happy Fathers’ Day anyway!
  • You are the sweet smelling rose of our family, except when you come home from work, and when you exercise, and in the bathroom, and when you wake up. Happy Fathers’ Day anyway!
  • All of life’s important lessons I learned from you: like finishing the cake before the others get it; like hit them before they hit you; like lock up your wallet; and like say you’re unemployed when the tax man comes! Happy Fathers’ Day!
  • Dear Dad, on Fathers’ Day I am reminded of all those good times we shared – um, in front of the TV. Happy Fathers’ Day anyway!
  • Dear Dad, you’re the best, um, spanker, um, ever! Happy Fathers’ Day!
  • I love the way you smile… when you go out bowling with your friends. Happy Fathers’ Day!

Happy Fathers’ Day, anyway! 🙂

Happy Fathers’ Day!

Even though we may stumble saying it, Happy Fathers’ Day Dad.

Via Igniter Media.