Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, marks the beginning of the great season of fasting, repentance, and examination. The forty days before Easter are often marked by simplifying our lives and turning to God in prayer. Join us as our community begins the journey through Lent together with our Ash Wednesday observances.

7:00 AM       Holy Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes | High Altar

12:00 PM     Holy Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes  | High Altar

5:30 PM       Children’s Service of Holy Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes | Chapel
Experience the start of the Lenten season with a worship service designed with children in mind. The service will include child-friendly language, ashes, communion, and a short explanation about why we gather to put ashes on our foreheads. All ages are welcome.

6:00 – 6:45 PM *          Community Dinner | Gathering Space
We will share a simple dinner with a variety of soups, a kid-friendly pasta option, salad, bread, and fruit. COST: $4.00 for kids 10 & under, $5.00 for Youth 11+/Adults and $20.00 for families.

7:00 PM *       Holy Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes  | Nave
This service includes music from our Parish Choir.

* Nursery care will be available.

What is the Imposition of Ashes and why do we do it? 

Ash Wednesday is named for the custom of placing blessed ashes on the foreheads of worshipers on the first of the forty days of Lent. The ashes are a sign of penitence and a reminder of our human frailty and mortality; they are most often imposed with the sign of the cross. It’s an invitation to make each day a new beginning, washed in God’s mercy and forgiveness.