Ash Wednesday emphasizes two themes: our sinfulness before God and our human mortality. The service focuses on both themes, helping us to realize that both have triumphed through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
During Ash Wednesday services, the minister will lightly rub the sign of the cross with ashes onto the foreheads of worshipers. The use of ashes as a sign of mortality and repentance has a long history in Jewish and Christian worship. Historically, ashes signified purification and sorrow for sins. The ash cross on the forehead is an outward sign of our sorrow and repentance for sins. This act is called the imposition of ashes.
We will also have an Ash Wednesday Service at 7:00 p.m. at the Church.
This will be beginning of our Lenten season. Lent is the 40 days (excluding Sundays) leading up to Easter. It is a time of reflection, introspection, and self denial as we prepared to celebrate Easter. Please join us as we provide meaningful ministries to help us during this season.