The 40 days of Lent is our time of preparation for Good Friday and Easter. Ash Wednesday is an ancient church ritual to mark the beginning of Lent. Around the tenth century, all believers began to signify their need for repentance by having ashes placed on their foreheads in the shape of a cross. The cross shape hints at the good news yet to come on Easter. Please join us on Ash Wednesday for a Union Service, with imposition of ashes, at First Congregational Church, 121 West Foster Street. The evening will begin with a pancake supper at 6 P.M. and then worship at 7 P.M.
This Lent, rather than giving something up, I am trying a new devotional, 40 Days of Decrease, A Different Kind of Hunger by Alicia Britt Chole. The book is a daily devotional that offers readings and reflection as well as a daily fast. If you decide to use this devotional as well, please let me know. We could make a time to check in with each other during our Lenten journey. The book is available from Amazon and other booksellers.
See you Sunday,