Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday, the seventh Wednesday before Easter Sunday, is the first day of the Season of Lent. Its name comes from the ancient practice of placing ashes on worshippers’ foreheads as a sign of humility before God and a symbol of mourning and sorrow at the death that sin brings into the world. It not only prefigures the mourning at the death of Jesus, but also places the worshipper in a position to realize the consequences of sin.  Receiving the sign of the cross on our foreheads reminds us that God's love is triumphant over sin and death, and that God remains "in communion" with us, that in Christ, our sin and mortality is overcome.  

We will be joined by our friends from VIA and Church of the Ascension.  The service will be somber, and will follow a traditional liturgical format; with music. There will be no childcare. All are welcome. 

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