ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICES
February 26, 2020
6AM
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Ashes To Go

Church Parking Lot

6PM
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Worship Service

Sanctuary

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 -
Lenten Study - Entering the Passion of Jesus

Join Pastor Eric for a new 6-week Lenten Study. The group will study the book, Entering the Passion of Jesus, by Amy Jill Levine. In Entering the Passion of Jesus: A Beginner’s Guide to Holy Week, author, professor, and biblical scholar Amy-Jill Levine explores the biblical texts surrounding the Passion story. She shows us how the text raises ethical and spiritual questions for the reader, and how we all face risk in our Christian experience.

 

Meeting Dates: Wednesday Evenings: March 4 – April 8

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