Oakdale United Methodist Church
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Praise God, Love Others, Grow Spiritually, and Share Jesus!

From the Pastor

A dad is a person

who is loving and kind

And often he knows

what you have on your mind.

He’s someone who listens,

suggests, and defends.

A dad can be one

of your very best friends!

He’s proud of your triumphs,

but when things go wrong,

A dad can be patient

and helpful and strong.

In all that you do,

a dad’s love plays a part.

There’s always a place for him

deep in your heart.

And with each year that passes,

you’re even more glad,

More grateful and proud

just to call him your dad!

Thank you, Dad ....

for listening and caring

for giving and sharing,

but especially for just being you.


On this father’s day, we remember our dads. We remember their strong, loving arms. We remember their comforting, warm smiles. We remember their great, proud, tears. We remember their forceful, loud reprimands. We remember their strange, flawed idiosyncrasies. We remember our dads.


We remember them in the good times and in the bad times. We remember them when they were emotionally present for us and when they were absent. We remember them at sporting events and concerts, and we remember those times when they didn’t show up at all. We remember our dads, perfect and imperfect as they were.


And we remember another Dad – one who never lets us down. Although we hardly ever refer to him as Dad or Daddy, Jesus taught us that that is the type of relationship we are to have with God. We call him Father, but he is really our Dad. He is the one who will never disappoint us. He is the one who will always be with us. He is the one

with love and smiles and tears and even reprimands. But he is the one who will always show up. He will never hurt us.


So this Father’s Day, remember your dad. Remember those men who were like dads to you. And most of all remember that Dad who is always with you, who loves you so perfectly, who cares for you so deeply, who will never let you go.




Pastor Michelle