Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023
Service: Noon (online & in person + recorded)
Evening service cancelled due to weather

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent and is always 46 days before Easter Sunday. Lent is a 40-day season (not counting Sundays) marked by repentance, fasting, reflection, and ultimately celebration. The 40-day period represents Christ’s time of temptation in the wilderness, where he fasted and where Satan tempted him. Lent asks believers to set aside a time each year for similar fasting, marking an intentional season of focus on Christ’s life, ministry, sacrifice, and resurrection. 

Ashes, in the shape of a cross, are put on people's foreheads, reminding them of penitence and their own mortality. We are mortal and will return to our maker: "Remember that you are dust and to dust your shall return."