Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14th 6:30 p.m.
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Ash Wednesday Worship, February 14th, 6:30pm
Ash Wednesday invites us to reflect on our lives, acknowledging our shortcomings and sins, and seeking forgiveness and reconciliation with God and others. It’s a time to turn away from distractions and focus on deepening our relationship with the divine.
Following Ash Wednesday, the season of Lent unfolds—a period of fasting, and prayer. There are a number of ways to honor Ash Wednesday and the 40 days of Lent within your daily routines. Here are 3 of the 10 ideas suggested on UMC.org
- “Giving something up for Lent” is a common practice for many Christians. Often, we give up a favorite food or try to kick a bad habit during Lent. When the change or challenge you set for yourself starts to waver pause for prayer. These practices help you to draw closer to God, emulate the sacrificial life of Jesus, and prepare your hearts for the celebration of Easter.
- Pray your day – Pray for the drivers of the vehicles and fellow mass transit passengers with whom you share your commute. Pray as you pass the hospital, police station, and government offices. Lift up the trash collector and mail carrier. Offer sentence prayers throughout the day thanking God for your coworkers.
- Be still – Light a candle and pause before the presence of God. Take a holy yoga class. Enjoy a cup of coffee on your deck. Listen for the voice of God.
As we embark on this Lenten journey, may we approach Ash Wednesday with hearts open to transformation and renewal. Let us embrace this sacred season as an opportunity to deepen our faith, seek forgiveness, and draw closer to God and one another.