Ash Wednesday -February 26

A brief devotional service with the imposition of ashes will be offered at noon on Ash Wednesday.  A fuller Ash Wednesday liturgy will be at 7:30 p.m. which will also include the imposition of ashes and Holy Communion.

Ashes are a rich symbol rooted in ancient customs and practices of biblical people.  The Bible speaks of using ashes as a sign of penitence.  Ashes suggest judgment and humiliation; they also suggest cleansing and purification.