WHERE DOES THE TIME GO?
by Pastor Richard
for the week beginning Sunday, March 9th, 2014
I lost my car keys the other day but found them. We lost an hour last night but I dont think we are gonna find it anytime soon. Where does the time go?
Every year, beginning on Ash Wednesday and ending on Easter Sunday, millions of people celebrate the 40 days of Lent by giving up—fasting from—certain foods or activities. It's a practice with a rich history among many Christian traditions. But how likely are believers today to participate in Lenten disciplines—and, if they do choose to fast, what are they fasting from? The majority of adults (72%) are aware of the Christian tradition of giving something up for Lent. Even among non-Christians, awareness of Lent is at about the same level (70%). Yet in spite of this widespread awareness of the season, only 17% of all adults—roughly one-fifth of those who know about the season—have practiced Lenten fasting in the last three years. The same number (17%) plan to give something up for Lent again this year. The survey was conducted by the people at Barna Group.
Claudia and I are heading out to Phoenix, Arizona after work tomorrow to be with our friends and former staff here at Community, Ed & Debbie Waken, and our Dodgers at their Spring Training Camp. We try to get over there and catch a few Spring Training games each year. We will be staying with Ed & Debbie and catch a game or two with them. We will be back here later in the week.
Tim Ramos and I continue our studies with you in 1 Corinthians this morning. Our last study was the LOVE DOESN’T BOAST statement in 13:4. Now we move on to LOVE ISN’T RUDE (aka CRUDE).
We heard the words YOU CAN COUNT ON ME on March 2 when Andy and Lindsey shared with us their commitment to you as they join this church family the same month they join together in matrimony.
God’s best to you,
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
LOOKIE LOOKIE CLARK BAR IS HERE!
It sounded so natural when one of his friends heard his voice and made this comment the other day. Who am I referring to? None other than C.M.