Ash Wednesday

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

11:00 a.m. – morning Ash Wednesday worship • Chapel
7:00 p.m. – evening Ash Wednesday worship • Sanctuary

We start the season of Lent with Ash Wednesday worship, where we remember our mortality and that we are created beings: “From dust you have come and to dust you shall return.”

In addition to worship, we eat together. Join us for a soup and bread lunch (12 noon) following morning worship and a soup and bread dinner (6:00 p.m.) prior to evening worship.

“Lent begins with a solemn call to fasting and repentance as we begin our journey to the baptismal waters of Easter. As we hear in today’s readings,* now is the acceptable time to return to the Lord. During Lent the people of God will reflect on the meaning of their baptism into Christ’s death and resurrection. The sign of ashes suggests our human mortality and frailty. What seems like an ending is really an invitation to make each day a new beginning, in which we are washed in God’s mercy and forgiveness. With the cross on our brow, we long for the spiritual renewal that flows from the springtime Easter feast to come.”
(from Sundays and Seasons: Year C, 2019)

*Joel 2:1-2, 12-17; Psalm 51:1-17; 2 Corinthians 5:20b—6:10; Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21.

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