Ash Wednesday Service

Join us on Mar. 2 from 6:30–7:30 pm for worship, a short message, and the application of ashes.

During many Ash Wednesday services—including ours—pastors or lay people use ashes to apply a cross to the foreheads of worshipers. The ashes remind us of our mortality and our struggle with sin, and the cross reminds us of the hope of redemption that is found only in Christ.  

  • Children are encouraged to attend the service with their parents; childcare will not be provided and Wednesday Kids Club will not meet.
  • Teens are welcome to attend the service with their parents. Youth group will meet downstairs on its regular schedule. High school students who attend are encouraged to drop into their small groups downstairs after the service.

The Lenten Season

There’s no fixed way to observe this season. Comparisons can be drawn between Lenten practices and Jesus’ 40 days in the wilderness: Some Christians use fasting, repentance, moderation, and self-denial as particular emphases during Lent. In Western Christianity, Ash Wednesday marks the start of the season of Lent, which begins 40 days prior to Easter (Sundays are not included in the count). The observance of Lent encourages us to think more deeply about the amazing sacrifice that Jesus made for us on the cross.