The ancient practice of imposing ashes on the foreheads of the faithful gives Ash Wednesday its name. The church father Tertullian (c 160-215 AD) writes of the practice as “a public expression of repentance and of our human frailty that stands in need of Christ. The ashes remind us forcefully of our need for redeeming grace as they recall words from the liturgy for Christian burial: "...earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust...," words that will someday be spoken over us all.”
You often hear about people “giving something up” for Lent. Usually it’s some minor, insignificant vice like sweets. However, during Lent God calls us to give up something much more serious: our sin. We do that through repentance, which consists both of acknowledging our sin and confidently turning to Christ as our Savior for forgiveness. Repentance is something that is vital for Christians on a daily basis. It cannot wait until tomorrow. The time for repentance is now. You are invited to join us for a special worship service to mark Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent on February 10th at 7 pm. In this worship service, we will not only be reminded of our sin, but pointed to our Savior who has forgiven us. As part of our service, the imposition of ashes will be offered to those who desire it.
Ash Wednesday Worship Service
Wednesday, February 10th - 7pm
Free Soup Supper at 6pm - open to all!