Ash Wednesday is the traditional beginning of the season of Lent, a time of preparation, prayer, penitence, and sharing.  Lent is the period of 40 days and six Sundays before Easter Sunday.  On Ash Wednesday, we begin the season by remembering our utter dependence on God.  We confess our limitations and our sin, and we mark ourselves with the sign of ashes and the words:  “you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”  We do all of this in the confidence of God’s power over every power, even death.

On Ash Wednesday, March 1, we will gather in our Social Hall for a pancake supper at 5:30 p.m., then proceed to our sanctuary at 6:30 p.m. for a service of meditation and prayer.  Please join us for this holy beginning of a sacred time!