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Happy Father's Day

Zephaniah 3:17
The Lord your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.”



Happy Father’s Day
To all the dads
Enjoy your special day
We celebrate you
And
Give God thanks


















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