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 been 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.
If you have ever wished to receive ashes on your way to work so that others can see this outward sign of your sorrow and repentance for sins, drive by the church, Ash Wednesday, March 1 for Ashes To Go between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. We will have two locations this year! The church parking lot at 106 N. Main, and in our office parking lot at the northeast corner of Industrial and Hwy 10 (behind the Chase Bank Building). Please invite our community to join us for this new adventure.
We will also have an Ash Wednesday Service at 7:00 p.m. at the Church.
This will be beginning of our Lenten Series- Thirsty. Learn more about it here.