Today we will have a Liturgy with Ashes and Holy Communion during our two Ash Wednesday services at noon and 6:30pm. Participation in Ash Wednesday service can help focus our attention and inspire us for the Lenten journey ahead. The theme of our mid-week Lenten services is Journeying during Lent. This is also consistent with our church’s ongoing journey to find a new pastor as well as the reflection and spiritual journey many Christians make during the season of Lent.
Ash Wednesday is one of the most solemn days of the church year, and worshipers are encouraged to focus on both quiet penitence and reflection on our baptismal faith and life. Today, worshipers will have the opportunity to receive the imposition of ashes on their foreheads as a sign of penitence and baptismal remembrance. The ashes used in our services are prepared from burned (purified) palm leaves.
Click on the separate Ash Wednesday event to learn more about Ash Wednesday.