Ash Wednesday is a Christian tradition that prepares us for the Lenten season
before Easter. The reasons Christians receive ashes on the forehead are twofold:
1. As a call to grieve and repent from the ways they have become separated from
God and Neighbor and 2. As a humble reminder of the dust from which we came
and the dust to which we’ll return.
Worship with imposition of ashes: Wednesday at 7pm
We invite you to join us for an interactive worship service at 7:00 p.m. in Pioneer-
Blachly Hall. Together, we will enter the Wilderness of Lent and each participant
will have the opportunity to create a piece of wilderness to take home as a focal
point for their own Lenten journey. If you'd like to bring your own clear
vase/wide-mouthed jar to use for your centerpiece, please do. We will also have
containers on hand for you to use if you don't bring your own.
Ashes also available: Wednesday, 6-9am and 12-1pm
For those unable to attend the evening service, the Deacons and Pastor Caela will
also offer the imposition of ashes in the Sanctuary from 6:00-9:00 a.m. and noon-
1:00 p.m. We are also able to bring ashes to your home if you are unable to make
it to church - please contact the church office to make a request.
Continual Day of Prayer: Tuesday at 7pm through Wednesday at 7pm
The Deacons invite you to sign up for one or more slots in our Continual Prayer
Day. Enjoy the quiet peace of our sanctuary and help us create a 24-hour period
of prayer and reflection. A basket with materials to guide your time will be
provided. You may want to read devotionals or scripture, draw or color, create
music, or simply rest in God’s presence. Invite a friend to join you if you’d rather
have company during your shift! Paper sign ups are on the office door or you
can sign up online.
Ash Wednesday Material Donations Needed:
This year’s Ash Wednesday worship service will take us into the Wilderness as we begin the season
of Lent. Participants will get to make their old piece of “wilderness” to take home.
We are seeking donations of the following between now and Feb. 20th:
- sticks/branches (2-4 feet in length, able to be broken into smaller pieces)
- clear vases with wide mouths (note: will not be returned)
- smooth river stones (for writing on with Sharpies)
- sand decorative moss
door if the office is closed. Thank you!
READ MORE ABOUT OBSERVING THE SEASON OF LENT WITH US HERE