Ash Wednesday Services

The first service of Lent is Ash Wednesday.  This year, our Ash Wednesday Services will be on Wednesday, March 5th, at 1:00 and 7:00 PM. Ash Wednesday begins the 40-day season of Lent.  It is a season when God’s baptized people cleanse their hearts through the Lenten disciplines of repentance, prayer, fasting, and charitable giving.  It’s a time we set aside […]

Hebrews 9:6-14: Not All the Blood of Beasts

During this Lenten season, our midweek sermons will focus on blood.  The sight of blood can unnerve us.  We shudder at its sight, and it can make us feel faint or queasy.  Today, many of us are deathly afraid of blood, which we know can carry horrifying diseases. But our distaste for blood doesn’t just […]

Ash Wednesday: Joel 2:12-19

We heard it at the start of today’s liturgy: Dust you are, and to dust you will return.  The ashes, which give this day its name, have nothing to do with Lenten fasting.  Whether you have ashes on your forehead or not, they tell no one if you have been fasting.  But the ashes do […]

The Ashes of Ash Wednesday

Lent will soon be here, a season of repentance and fasting.  So it is proper that we take to heart our Lord’s words.  He says, “When you fast, don’t put on a gloomy face like the hypocrites.  They disfigure their faces, so their fasting is obvious to others.  I assure you: They have their reward!” […]

Ash Wednesday Starts the Lenten Season

Our Ash Wednesday services start our 40-day Lenten vigil. The midweek sermons will focus on the “theology of the cross,” how God in the person of Jesus hid His greatness in what we often consider weakness. Other than the Ash Wednesday service, Evening Prayer will be the liturgy of our midweek services. Service times will be […]

Ash Wednesday Starts the Lenten Season

Our Ash Wednesday services start our 40-day Lenten vigil. The midweek sermons will focus on the “theology of the cross,” how God in the person of Jesus hid His greatness in what we often consider weakness. Other than the Ash Wednesday service, Evening Prayer will be the liturgy of our midweek services. Service times will be […]

Lent–What’s with the Season Anyway?

Lent is almost here.  Yes, the days of ashes and sackcloth, fasting, and mourning are almost here.  As the ashes of Ash Wednesday remind us: “Remember that you are dust and to dust you will return” (Genesis 3:19).  After the Fall into sin, God called Adam to remember the earth from which he came, and […]