Ash Wednesday marks the onset of Lent, the 40-day period of reflection, repentance, and preparation leading up to the celebration of Easter and resurrection.
On Ash Wednesday, also known as the ‘Day of Ashes’, the church invites all to have their foreheads marked with ashes in the shape of a cross as a sign of humility and mortality; and as a sign of sorrow and remorse for the pain we’ve experienced and the harm we’ve caused. We remember that we are dust, and to dust we will return (Genesis 3:19).
In our busy culture, the Lenten season is a gift. It offers us a time to slow down, breathe deep, and focus on our spiritual practices – those habits that draw us nearer to God and help us to sense the Spirit’s movement in our lives.
Join us for a simple evening service including music, meditation, and imposition of ashes, as we begin the season of Lent.