Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday is the day when we gather to begin our 40-day journey called Lent. Every year we gather to remind ourselves that we are not eternal. We confront our own mortality and confess our sin before God within the community of faith. The use of ashes is a sign of mortality and repentance. 

Yet, given the continuing pandemic restrictions, we have explored a different method for observing Ash Wednesday this year. For safety, we will not gather this year to mark the beginning of Lent. 

So, we sent ashes in a little pouch with the liturgy for you for the Ash Wednesday Service. You’re invited to join the virtual Ash Wednesday worship.

Pastor Larry takes a few moments to explain how to prepare the ashes for our Ash Wednesday at home.

DO NOT MIX ASHES WITH WATER: this makes a caustic form of lye. Use olive oil instead.

a cartoon with circle characters talking about Ash Wednesday