Ash Wednesday Service

Feb. 14, 6pm

Soup Supper 4:30pm, FUEL - We will gather for a simple meal before the service; all are welcome to join us.

During this service, the sign of the cross is marked in ashes on our foreheads to symbolize a tension we must walk during the season of Lent. We enter into a time of repentance and inward examination (symbolized in ashes), all the while knowing that the punishment for our sin has met its end in the gracious work of Christ (symbolized in the cross).

There is simultaneous sorrow and joy, repentance and grace. The symbol on our foreheads neatly summarizes the full journey from Lent to Easter.

Season of Lent

What is Lent? “Lent” comes from the Old English word lenct (meaning “spring”), which named the season often associated with this time period.

Ash Wednesday begins the season of Lent, a 40-day countdown to Easter, symbolizing the 40 day temptation of Jesus in the wilderness (e.g. Matthew 4). There are actually more than 40 days from Ash Wednesday to Easter, but since we celebrate Christ's Resurrection on Sundays, they are not included.

Easter Service Times

March 31 | 6:00am, 8:00am, 9:30am, 11:15am