Ash Wednesday Worship

Ash Wednesday Worship

Ash Wednesday is the beginning of the season of Lent. The practice of using ashes made from the burning of palm branches dates back to at least the 3rd century A.D. It is an example of death and renewal as shown forth in the ancient custom of burning the fields in the spring to destroy the old and prepare for the new. Ashes also suggest both God’s judgment of sin and our human frailty, reminding us that the words “. . . earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust” will one day be spoken over us. In the middle of our service, after an extended corporate confession, all are invited to come forward and receive the imposition of ashes. The pastor marks the forehead of each person with a cross of ashes, saying, “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” 

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Date

Feb 14 2018

Time

07:30 PM
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