February 14th at 7pm
Join us as we start the season of Lent together and receive the mark of ashes.
Lent is a season of spiritual discipline, cleansing, and fasting, and occurs in the forty days, excluding Sundays, before Easter. The ceremony reminds us that we should begin the Lenten season in a humble spirit. In Biblical times, the faithful would fast, wear sackcloth, and sit in dust and ashes. While we no longer wear sackcloth or sit in dust and ashes, the customs of fasting and putting ashes on our foreheads, as a sign of mourning and repentance, have survived to this day. In the Bible, a mark on the forehead is a symbol of a person's ownership. By having our foreheads marked with the sign of the cross, we have an outward sign that says, “We belong to Jesus, who died on a cross.” Come, February 14th at 7:00 pm, and "remember that you are dust and to dust you shall return."