Ash Wednesday Service


FEBRUARY 14, 2018 7:00 p.m.
Ash Wednesday, a day of fasting, is the first day of Lent in Western Christianity. It occurs 46 days (40 fasting days, if the six Sundays, which are not days of fast, are excluded). We will gather together in the Sanctuary to prepare ourselves for the upcoming Lenten season. Very few of us will give up all food for Lent, but the challenge for all of us is to pray about what it is that we can give up for the 40 days of Lent. It could be a food item (ice cream, coffee, etc.), or an activity (television, computer, etc.). The purpose of giving up something is to either replace it with something that will draw you closer to God, or to take the finances saved from what you gave up and bless someone else.
Our theme is “Bodily Worship of the Triune God.” We will take a look at how it is that we are to worship God with our whole being: body, soul, and spirit. This will then prepare us for the next 5 weeks when we meet at the different churches during Lent for soup, fellowship and discussion.
Come join us at 7:00 p.m. where we will all be challenged to look at our lives and then make some positive choices. We will also celebrate Holy Communion together and then give out ashes to those who wish to receive them.