Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of a 40-day season of fasting, prayer, and reflection known as Lent. In the ancient Church, Lent developed as a time of intensive instruction and teaching for candidates preparing for baptism, which was usually celebrated at the Easter Vigil.
We’ll gather on Ash Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. for a soup supper in Currie Hall, and at 6:30, we’ll move to the Chapel for our worship service. On Ash Wednesday, the imposition of ashes on each forehead in the shape of the cross acknowledges our penitence and human frailty and mortality, while also acknowledging the possibilities for new life in Christ.
Child care will be available, and no reservations are required. Why not invite a friend, colleague, or neighbor to join us for this evening of fellowship and worship?