Hymn Faith of Our Fathers 710 - Macedonia United Methodist Church

June 16, 2013
Father’s Day
Faith of Our Fathers
Affirmation of Faith
(The Apostle’s Creed)
Majesty, Worship His Majesty
There’s Something About That Name
Sharing Praises & Concern
Time of Personal Prayer
Pastoral Prayer (followed by the Lord’s Prayer)
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.
This Is My Father’s World
Tithes and Offering
Where Are the Men Today?
I Surrender All
*Congregation please stand as able
Proverbs 22:6
Rock Stone
Our Mission Statement:
Bringing people to Jesus through worship, teaching and fellowship, and
striving to make active growing disciples for the glory of God.
This morning we are going to take a look at what is known as Father’s Day. With
that in mind we will move away from the lectionary readings and attempt to speak to the
men (and at times women) this morning and attempt to look at the state of our society today.
The reality is that when we begin to look at the role of a dad (and even the role of men) the
message may be hard to accept. While this may be true, sometimes the truth hurts. The
truth as I see it is men have forgotten what it means to be men today. We have forgotten
what it means to be a leader in the home and certainly we have forgotten what it means to be
a leader in the church. The state of our society, in fact the state of our world, boils down to
the fact that men no longer live like men. They may be male in gender but they do not live
as men. Because of that we have lost the focus of what it means to be a father/dad. So men
let’s begin our time together, ladies listen closely for you too will be able to help us men
become what we need to be in the future.
I’d Rather Have a Backache Now
A man came home from work and saw a neighbor out in the back yard playing ball
with his daughter. He knew the man had a hard job - a laborer's job. He called to his friend
and said, "Jim you ought not to be doing that. You are going to get a backache." To which
the neighbor responded, "Oh yes, maybe, but I'd rather have a backache now than a
heartache later." There is a lot of wisdom to this response. We should be participants in our
child's life and not spectators. We must know them at playtime, at study time, bedtime,
mealtime, family time and worship time. If we come to know them, then the reverse is true,
they will come to know us. Eric S. Ritz, esermons.com
What Are You Passing On?
At the first church that I pastored, I had the job of mixing feed to supplement my
income. For a period of about two weeks, each day that I came home from work, my two
boys, ages 2 and 3 would look at me, smile, and would say, "Boy, dad, you sure are dusty!"
I would reply, "Yes, I sure am dusty." Then I would get cleaned up.
I didn't think too much of this until I was washing my car and saw my oldest son
doing something very strange. He was picking up the gravel and stones that were in our
drive and rubbing them into his pants. I asked him, "What are you doing?" He replied, "I
want to be dusty like you dad!"
I realized that if a child would look up to his father for being dusty and want to copy
his father, a child could look up to his father and follow him for anything. What are you
passing on to your son? Jerry L. Steen, esermons.com
Prayer Requests: The Lost and Unchurched, Our Homebound:
Elsie Guy, Bobbie Morrow, Joe Robertson, Corendene Rushing,
Betty Weissinger, Susan Shirley, Evonne Brown, Duffy Hagler,
Joe Ed Brown, Jack Hagler, Carolyn Gunter, Eloise Medders,
Frank Landry, Elvie Darden, Jewel Walters, Sara Lee, Mandy
Latner, Jack & Naomi Brown, Nellie Ray, Peggy Atkinson,
Charlie Smelly, Troy Turner, Linda Smelly, Darlene Hall, David Hall, JB Hall, Willie Turner,
Shelby Brown, Shelly Cleckler, Debbie Medders, Jeanette Sellers, Mark Davis, Faye Kirkley,
Rhonda Poe, Becky Hess, Julia Blazer, Melissa & Stephanie Coleman, Kim O’Leary, Barbara
Fergenson, Averee & Olivia Farley, Brenda Lafoy, Florence Caddis, Morrell Coleman, Frances
Etheridge, Patty Jean Armstrong, Sharon Evans, Deborah Sellers, Phil Robinson, Jeff Turner,
Jacob Rhodes, Minor Medders, Wendell Shirley, American Leaders, Military, Our Nation,
Our Church
Worship on the Water (WoW)
Sunday School
Sunday Morning Worship Service
Sunday Evening Worship Service
Wednesday night Bible Study
8:30 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
Sun 6/23 Trustee Meeting
5:00 p.m.
Sun 6/30 SPRC Meeting
5:00 p.m.
7/12 – 7/14 Vacation Bible School 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
The Missions Potato Bar Fund Raiser raised $1,947.00 for missions! Thank you to the
Missions Team for all you hard work and the wonderful food. And thank you to everyone
who contributed to make it a success.
VBS Planning Meeting Thursday 6/20 6:00 p.m. We still need several
volunteers to do Bible Adventures, Games, Projects, Finale, etc. We also
need people willing to help advertise by hanging posters and handing out
flyers. Decorations are needed and should be farm themed. If you can
help decorate please let us know when you will be available. The closing
celebration will be the Sunday morning worship service followed by
farm-style picnic, petting farm and fun! Ideas welcomed!!
Macedonia United Methodist Church
“The Church on the Lake”
14837 Hwy 69 N, Northport, AL 35475
205.339.6360 (Office)  205.339.6610 (Fax)
PASTOR: Rock Stone
June 16, 2013
Where Are the Men Today?
Bro. Rock: 205-792-3301 (Cell)  E-mail: [email protected]
Church E-mail: [email protected]
Church Office E-mail: [email protected]
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