Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent: the 40 days before Easter.
Pastor Frances will offer Ashes to Go to passersby throughout the day. (Roughly 9am-10am; 12pm-1pm; and 4:30pm-5:30pm)
Join us for an evening service of prayers, readings, and, if you wish, ashes placed on your forehead in the sign of the cross. Wednesday, March 6th at 7 pm.
We begin our journey to Easter with the sign of ashes. This ancient sign speaks of the frailty and uncertainty of human life, and marks the penitence of this community.
I invite you, therefore, in the name of Christ, to observe a holy Lent by self-examination and penitence, by prayer and fasting, by reading and meditating on the Word of God, and by works of love.
~Remember that you are dust and to dust you shall return~
Listen: God has spoken your name and loves the sound of it.
Listen: God has anointed you and blessed you for service.
Listen: God has heard your confession and loves your honesty.
Listen: God hears your concerns and embraces those in need.
Listen: God rejoices when we give thanks and urges us to be on the lookout for more opportunity for thanksgiving.
Listen: God has forgiven you and loves you back into life.
Thanks be to God. Amen.