Ash Wednesday Service 2021
February 17 at 7:00 PM Lent is a season of fasting, but we want to make sure our fasting is true and right (see Isaiah 58). As such, our Ash Wednesday will have three occasions where we may come before the altar. First, we may come to receive the ashes for we are sinners, the sin is the penalty for death, and that sin led the Son of God to the Cross. It will be a time for somber reflection. Then, we may come forward to partake of Holy Communion where we remember that the penalty for our sin has been paid, there is a remedy, and we are called to receive that gift. Lastly, we may come to receive anointing. Ash Wednesday marks the start of a penitential time in the life of the Church, but we are going to fulfill Jesus’ command in Matthew 6:16-18. We are not going to show the world a disfigured face. We are going forth under the anointing of God, showing forth the glow of His Holy Spirit, and allow the joy of the Lord to be our guide and fulfillment even while we commit to fast and pray. COVID precautions will be in place to make this evening as safe as possible. Thank you for your understanding and as always, if you are uncomfortable to come forward, please feel free to remain in your seat.