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Ash Wednesday Service
March 6, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
One event on March 6, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Ash Wednesday on March 6 begins the holy journey to the Cross that we call Lent, a time to prepare our hearts, minds, bodies and souls to accept the great sacrifice that Jesus made for us on Good Friday. We invite you to come to the altar of Christ at one of the two services that day, at 12 Noon and 7 p.m., to receive the imposition of ashes, to hear the call to a devout and Holy Lent and to receive God’s mercy in the form of Christ’s Body and Blood.
As you partake in the festivities of Shrove Tuesday the night before, also plan to partake in the spiritual discipline of fasting on Ash Wednesday. Fasting helps us keep in mind the plight of those who don’t have enough to eat, and also focuses our attention on the need to be “hungry” for the Gospel. Young children and anyone with special medical needs should not attempt to fast, of course. The rest of us can gain much spiritually by submitting ourselves to the discipline of a “liquids only” fast from sunrise to sundown.
In order to experience the true joy of Easter, one must walk the Lenten journey. The imposition of ashes begins this journey by reminding us that we are but creatures of dust, created by God, and lost without his saving grace.