Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday begins the church’s solemn season of Lent–forty days of fasting which lead to the celebration of Holy Week and Easter.

Repent and Believe the Gospel

Each person’s head is marked with Blessed Ashes as the minister exhorts them to “Repent and Believe the gospel or reminds them, “You are dust and to dust you shall return.” 

Solemn Thoughts

Ash Wednesday is one of most solemn services in the church year when everyone, young and old, is reminded of their mortality.