Ash Wednesday begins the season of Lent for many in the Christian Church. The forty days of fasting (not counting Sundays) may begin with the imposition of the ashes on the foreheads of the faithful.
Due to the restrictions brought on by the coronavirus, we will not be having an in-person service and doing the disposition of ashes on foreheads. It will be online.
We will, however, allow people to pick up “Ashes to Go” for Ash Wednesday from 11AM-12PM and 5-7PM on Feb. 17th.
People will come to the parking lot off Main St. to where there will be a station for receiving a sack containing ashes, a small reading and instructions, and some items for the Lenten journey.
There will be no physical contact as Pastor Steve will be there to simply hand the sack with the items to you, or if you come when he is not there, you can pick them up if some still remain.
If you cannot come on Feb.17th, we will be distributing ashes after the worship services on Sunday, Feb. 7th & 14th.
Inviting friends and family to receive ashes to go will also be a great opportunity to help them to “come and see” what our Lenten journey will be as we will have information for it via the sack holding the ashes and other items.
Maundy is the English form of the Latin word meaning commandment, Jesus' new commandment to "love one another as I have loved you" is the focus of Maundy Thursday. This love is demonstrated in Jesus' example of servanthood and the gift of Jesus' self in Holy Communion.