Don’t Forget to Spring Forward

Yes, it is that time of the year to change your clocks forward one hour and lose that precious hour of sleep. Don’t worry, you will get it back again in the fall.

I am especially aware of Daylight Saving Time because I actually forgot to change my clocks one year. Now normally that’s not a bad thing, but it is when you’re the pastor and you arrive late to church! That happened at my previous church in Florida back in spring of 1998, and I still get calls and reminders from concerned friends and members who think I might forget again. My first year here in Massachusetts they even mailed me a giant clock as a reminder! (And in fact, I just got my annual reminder call from Florida two days ago – thanks Chip!)

Do you have any fun DST stories? Feel free to share them in the Comments section. (Just click on the word Comments above.)


  1. DAVID FOWLER says:

    No funny stories, but I might have had one to share tomorrow if I hadn’t read this! Thanks for the reminder…

  2. Barrie Sobczak says:

    Our First Service today was much lighter than usual. I guess the daylight savings bug is still alive and well at PCC.


  3. Ray Fowler says:

    Hi Barrie,

    Our “first” and only service seemed a little light in attendance too. But we don’t have a second service to make up for it!

    God bless,

  4. Barrie Sobczak says:

    Hi Ray,

    I really hope that we will have only one service in the near future. Sometimes it feels like we have two different church’s meeting at the same place.


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