Ash Wednesday Service and Pancake Dinner

Published on Mar 3rd, 2011 by Patrick | 0

This Wednesday, March 9th we will hold our Ash Wednesday service right after a pancake dinner provided by the Chapel. Please join us!

ASH WEDNESDAY, is the first day of Lent and occurs 46 days (40 days
not counting Sundays) before Easter. The name is from the practice of
placing ashes on the foreheads of worshipers as a sign of repentance.
Ashes were used in ancient times to express mourning. Dusting oneself
with ashes was the penitent’s way of expressing sorrow for sins and faults.
The Ash Wednesday Service is a service of public penance. Worshippers
are called forward and ashes are applied to their foreheads in the sign of
the cross. This is a public declaration of the need for repentance. Our Ash
Wednesday Service will be Wednesday, March 9th at 6:30pm

LENT is a 40 day period leading up to Easter. Originally this time was used
as preparation for those who wished to be Baptized in to the Christian faith
on Easter Sunday. Today the focus of this season is on repentance. Many
people give up something for Lent as a reminder of the season. Others
take on a new spiritual discipline such as special prayers, spiritual journaling
and extra service to others. The forty days of Lent do NOT include Sunday,
since all Sundays are considered to be small Esters in celebration of the

What’s for dinner? Don’t worry we have it figured out!! This Wednesday we
will do the planning, shopping and cooking. All you have to do is bring your
family, fill your plate and enjoy! We will accept your donations and all of the
proceeds will go to missions.

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