Almighty and everlasting God, you hate nothing you have made and forgive the sins of all who are penitent: Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of you, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent, a solemn time in the church year when we are invited to metanoia, a change of heart, mind and direction. We mark the day with the administration of ashes as a sign of our mortality and penitence.
Come join us and attend one of our moving Ash Wednesday liturgies on March 5th at 6:45 AM; 12:00 PM; or 7:00 PM.