Ash Wednesday Worship
Please join us on March 6 for an Ash Wednesday worship service at 7 pm in the sanctuary. This service marks the beginning of the season of Lent. When I used to teach children’s Sunday School, the children and I would talk about the season of Lent as a “getting-ready” season. For forty days from Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday (Sundays are not counted, for Sundays are always celebrations of Christ's resurrection), Lent offers us an opportunity to reflect on our faith and to draw closer to God and one another as we prepare for the transformative celebration of Easter. There is no better way to begin this season than worshiping on Ash Wednesday, when we acknowledge — publicly and in community — that each of us has fallen short and is utterly dependent on God’s love and grace to restore us to ourselves and reconcile us to one another.