The Sunday morning Father’s Day service began with an upbeat piano prelude of “I’d Rather Have Jesus,” played by Kristi Riler, followed by “Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho.” The combined choir then sang “Mighty God.” During congregational singing, songs acknowledged both earthly fathers and our heavenly Father, including “This Is My Father’s World,” “Holy, Holy, Holy,” “We Declare Your Majesty,” and “It Is Well with My Soul.”
After prayer, Dave Lambert asked all the fathers to stand, and they were applauded. Brother Dave thanked godly fathers for their faithful examples before their children.
For the middle special, Joseph and Sam Asaya sang a father and son duet, “Water from the Rock.” Dave Lambert read Luke 12:25-32, and then Peter Moberg sang “There Is Redeemer” with his daughter, Julia, for the last special.
Darrel Lee began his message reading Luke 15:20, part of the parable of the Prodigal Son, focusing on the father. The younger son represented the sinners and publicans who had gathered around Jesus to hear Him. The older son represented the scribes and Pharisees, who were complaining that Jesus was meeting with sinners. The father in the parable represents our Father in Heaven, who dearly loves all of His children, and will go to great lengths to save the lost. The parable teaches that lost souls are highly valuable, worth seeking, and worthy of celebrating when found. The message closed with a reminder to not underestimate the love the Heavenly Father has toward His children.