Ash Wednesday/Lent Reflection

ASH WEDNESDAY

Ash Wednesday is the first day in the season of Lent, the time in the church year that prepares us for Good Friday and Easter. Each year we gather together to be reminded of our need of salvation, repent of our sins, and receive the sign of the ashen cross on our foreheads to be reminded of God’s great salvation.  

If you are unable to join us for this special time, please note that we will be available at the church on Wednesday from 9:00am until 1:00pm if you would like to receive prayer and the imposition of ashes in the sign of a cross on your forehead.

Also, as we move into Lent, we want to take this opportunity to remind you that this is a season in which self-reflection, prayer, and repentance are appropriate. Each year, we encourage our congregation to fast during the 40 days of Lent (February 10 through March 26). 

The fasting could be for a meal, a day, or a longer period of time. Perhaps it's a certain kind of food; maybe a certain form of media (Facebook; cable news); or maybe an attitude to give up (being judgmental; negativity; complaining). 

Whatever it is, we exhort you to use this season wisely to grow closer to God, grow in self-awareness, and grow closer to your church family. Let someone know what you want to fast from and ask them to keep you accountable. We promise you that this transparency can bring radical positive change into your life.