Wednesday, February 17, 2010 – 5:30 – 6:15 p.m. service; meal to follow
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent in the Christian tradition. The mood for the service, which includes the marking of one’s forehead with ashes, is reflective and penitent. Penitential acts should be related to restoration and to spiritual and moral growth, as the derivation of the word “Lent” suggests. “Lent” is from an Anglo-Saxon word meaning “springtime” and so is to be understood as the holy springtime of the soul, a time for preparation, planting and growth.
Our Ash Wednesday service will include readings, singing, prayers, and contemplation stations that invite us to reflect more deeply on our lives, the world and the sacred.
A simple meal of soup and bread will follow the service.
All are WELCOME!
For more information on the tradition of Ash Wednesday, click here.