Join us on Ash Wednesday, February 22nd, for Drive Through Ashes 10 am to 12 noon and 4-6 pm and/or live participatory Ash Wednesday Worship at 6 pm, including the Imposition of Ashes and the celebration of Holy Communion, in-person and/or via Zoom. More information is below.
About Ash Wednesday
On Ash Wednesday we begin our forty-day journey toward Easter with a day of fasting and repentance. Marking our foreheads with dust, we acknowledge that we die and return to the earth. At the same time, the dust traces the life-giving cross indelibly marked on our foreheads at baptism. While we journey through Lent to return to God, we have already been reconciled to God through Christ. We humbly pray for God to make our hearts clean while we rejoice that “now is the day of salvation.” Returning to our baptismal call, we more intentionally bear the fruits of mercy and justice in the world.
I hope to see you there!
Drive Through Ashes 10 am to 12 noon and 4 to 6 pm
Drive through the church parking lot for the Imposition of Ashes and a prayer to go anytime 10 am to 12 noon and 4 to 6 pm. You can stay in your car, or park and walk up to the Holy Cross main entrance area.
Worship In-Person and/or via Zoom at 6 pm
Imposition of Ashes and Holy Communion
If you will be joining worship via Zoom, you may prepare ashes ahead of time to mark yourself during worship. This can be done using any small amount of soil from outdoors, from an indoor potted plant, ashes from a fireplace, or any other creative way you can prepare ashes for use in your home.