Ash Wednesday 2016

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Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me. Do not cast me away from your presence, and do not take your holy spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and sustain in me a willing spirit. – Psalm 51:10-12, NRSV

Ash Wednesday, Feb. 10, starts the season of Lent, a 40-day journey that commemorates Jesus’s fasting in the wilderness before he began his ministry. Our journey begins with a ritual commemorating mortality and turning to God: we mark each other’s foreheads with the sign of the cross.

  • 8:15 am – Men’s Breakfast at Southern Belles
  • 12:00 pm – Ash Deposition upstairs in Friendship Hall
  • 7:00 pm – Ash Wednesday Service with Ash Deposition and special music

See more Lenten offerings for your reflective preparation for Holy Week and Easter.