Holy Eucharist with administration of ashes will be offered Ash Wednesday, March 2. These are the scheduled services:
|7 p.m.||Church||Choral Music|
All the services are family friendly, and will last for less than an hour. We strongly recommend wearing dark clothing, because the ashes have a way of migrating from your forehead to your clothing.
If you’re not an Episcopalian, please know that everyone is welcome to participate and receive ashes and Holy Communion. If you’re not baptized, we recommend that you use Ash Wednesday and Lent as a season of preparation for baptism. Our bishop will be with us on Palm Sunday, April 10 at 10 a.m., and baptism will be offered to adults and children. Please contact our priest to schedule your baptism, let us get to know you, and help you learn more about the faith of the Church.
Ash Wednesday is the traditional First Day of Lent (meaning “springtime”), a 40-day (not counting Sundays) period of preparation for Easter Day, and call to mind Jesus’ fasting in the wilderness for 40 days and 40 nights (Matthew 4:1-11). Christians observe the season of Lent by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God’s holy Word. Ash Wednesday’s origins are in the sixth century, and the ashes are a sign of our mortality, and are accompanied by the words of administration, “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”