As we continue our Midweek Lenten series on "Changes in Daily Living," this Wednesday evening we will be looking at "Change in Habit." As the world changes around us, sometimes we need to change as well. However, often habits can't change until identity changes. For example, if someone likes to think of himself as the life of the party but also would like to cut back on how much alcohol he consumes, that is going to be harder to do. Often identity is incompatible with a change in habits. So to break or adopt a habit, sometimes we have to change the story we tell ourselves about ourselves. The disciplines of Lent, fasting, bible study, devotional reading and prayer (including online resources), servant projects, and additional worship opportunities, can be great ways to remind ourselves of what God already sees in us and the only identity that really matters and lasts, that is beloved child of God blessed to be a blessing to others.
We hope that many of you will be able to join us on Wednesday evening as we are shaped by God's grace and empowered to see Christ's presence and promises in our daily lives.
Also, we hope that many of you, along with family and friends, will be able to join us to hear the story of how Daniel and his three friends kept their identity and faith strong, through very challenging times, through our presentation of "The Fiery Furnace." This musical, composed by John Rea and performed by a very talented cast of St. Andrew's members, will be performed here at St. Andrew's this Friday and Saturday night at 7 PM and Sunday at 1:30 PM. (There is no charge for tickets but a free will offering will be taken). Remember that there will be no Saturday Worship at 5 PM. Also remember that daylight savings time begins this weekend, so before you go to bed on Saturday night, spring forward (turn your clocks ahead by one hour). See you in church!