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
March 6
6AM

Ashes To Go

Church Parking Lot

12:00 PM

Worship Service

Location: Sanctuary

6:00 PM

Worship Service

Location: Sanctuary

Lenten Study - What is the Bible?

Lent is a season of preparation, a season in which we cleanse body, mind, and soul in preparation for the coming of the Messiah.  It is a perfect opportunity to dedicate daily time to learning about our faith and in the process, about ourselves.  Will you join me in spending that time this Lent learning about the Bible?  The time you invest in this study may transform the way you connect with God for the rest of your life.

Together we will read and discuss What Is the Bible?: How an Ancient Library of Poems, Letters, and Stories Can Transform the Way You Think and Feel About Everything by Rob Bell.

 

Meeting Dates: Wednesday Evenings: March 13 – April 17

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