As you celebrate Father’s Day, please join us at the 30th Street beach in Avalon at 9am to worship Jesus.
All summer long we are studying the Gospel of John. This is our 3rd week, so we are in the 3rd chapter. It has some amazing things to say about our Heavenly Father, and I just can’t wait to share them with you.
Maybe the best part of ABC for me is knowing that I share this ministry with my earthly father. He not only prays for us before each service, but he also closes the service with benediction.
My dad just turned 86 two weeks ago. A few days ago, my parents found out that a former parishioner has been diagnosed with a life threatening disease. My parents led this man to Jesus over 40 years ago, and they had to be with him face to face. I was out of town, so they drove themselves an hour and a half to his home. It’s the farthest they’ve driven for well over a year. They needed to be face to face, tell him they loved him and offer the power of prayer.
This picture was sent to me, I cropped out the face of this precious man because I’m not sure how public this news is. But I wanted you to see my family’s legacy. This is who we want to be…this is in our DNA.
This Father’s Day, I am so thankful for the example set before me. I love doing ministry with my father. When I was in my 20’s I wrote this fun song for my dad, it still rings true regarding how I feel about him:
All my life, one thing I prize, To fill my Daddy's shoes But every time I put them on My dreams turn into blues Oh Daddy, Why your shoes so big, Tell me, why your shoes so big One thing I prize, just to be your size, But why them shoes so big? Sometime I get all dreamy eyed, Chomp'in at the bit. I'll get them shoes and put them on, But still they just don't fit! Oh Daddy, Why your shoes so big, Tell me, why your shoes so big One thing I prize, just to be your size, But why them shoes so big? I've heard it said, "Richie be yourself, Use your God-given... But why should I settle for less than perfect, When I could be like him! Oh Daddy, Why your shoes so big, Tell me, why your shoes so big One thing I prize, just to be your size, But why them shoes so big? Why are them shoes to big? Why are your shoes so big?
Join us at ABC at 9am on 30th Street. We are going to focus on the beauty, power and grace of our Heavenly Father.
Bring your beach chair, some Wawa coffee and a whole carload of family and friends.