You are invited to join in the observance of Ash Wednesday, the first day in the season of Lent, on Wednesday, March 2, at 1pm or 7pm. Both worship services will offer the Lord's Supper as well as the Imposition of Ashes.
Why Ash Wednesday worship? Why the Imposition of Ashes? Ash Wednesday is intended to be a bold confrontation with death — "Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return" (Gen. 3:19). The ashes, a sign of death, are put on our forehead not in a random pattern but in the shape of a cross which changes everything. We will die, but when baptized into Christ's death, we will also rise with Christ (Romans 6:5). Death is our enemy (1 Corinthians 15:26), but we need not fear death as nothing can separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 8:39).