Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent. Ashes have a long history in biblical and church traditions. In Scripture ashes or dust symbolize frailty or death (Gen. 18:27), sadness or mourning (Esther 4:3), judgment (Lam. 3:16), and repentance (Jon. 3:6). Some traditions also have considered ash a purifying or cleansing agent. All these images are caught up in the church’s use of ashes as a symbol appropriate for Lent.
Ash Wednesday is on March 6th. There will be two services offered for the imposition of ashes, 2pm and 6:30pm. The services will be short with time for meditation and reflection. Please come if you are able.