Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent.  Lent is a season of forty days, not counting Sundays, which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday. The Sundays in Lent are not counted in the forty days because each Sunday represents a “mini-Easter” and the reverent spirit of Lent is tempered with joyful anticipation of the Resurrection. Lent is a time when we prepare for Easter by observing a period of fasting, repentance, moderation and spiritual discipline.

During Ash Wednesday services, the pastor will place ashes on the forehead. The ashes symbolize the dust from which God made us. As the pastor applies the ashes, he/she speaks the words: “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”  The ashes are made from blessed palm branches, taken from the previous year’s Palm Sunday services.

"For you are dust and to dust you shall return."
- Genesis 3:19 -
ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICES
February 14th
6:30 AM

Ashes To Go

Church Parking Lot

12:00 PM

Worship Service

Location: Sanctuary

6:00 PM

Worship Service

Location: Sanctuary

Practicing the Art of Prayer - A Lenten Study

Prayer is our lifeline to God. It is our umbilical cord. Prayer is essential for a healthy, abundant life. Prayer is also an art form; it is the language of God, and like all languages and forms of art – it needs to be practiced to achieve fluency. Each Wednesday during Lent, we will gather to explore and practice the art of prayer.  I am praying you will join us.

Meeting Dates: Wednesdays: February 21 – March 28.

We will meet in the Gathering Room from 6pm – 7:30pm. Prayer book available on Kindle via Amazon.

Contact Pastor Eric if you are interested in applying for a book scholarship.