Ash Wednesday begins the most solemn season of the church year, the season of Lent. Our services this year are at 6:45 a.m., 12 noon and 7:00 p.m. (NOTE: the newsletter and bulletin had listed the time as 7:30. It will be 7:00 pm.)
Those who wish to received the imposition of ashes will be invited to come forward at the appropriate time. The ashes used are from Palm Sunday palms from previous years that have been burned.
“Almighty God, you have created us out of the dust of the earth: Grant that these ashes my be to us a sign of our mortality and penitence, that we may remember that it is only by your gracious gift that we are given everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.”