Join us in the sanctuary for a special Ash Wednesday Service as we begin the season of Lent.
The word Lent comes from an Anglo-Saxon word referring to the lengthening of days in the move from winter to spring. The season begins with Ash Wednesday and lasts for forty days (excluding Sundays). This is a reflective and penitential season, when Christians examine themselves and they remember the suffering and sacrifice of Jesus on their behalf. Significant days observed during the Lenten season include Ash Wednesday, the Sundays in Lent, and the days of Holy Week (including Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday).
Ash Wednesday calls Christians to remember their mortality and their need for a Savior. It is a time of new beginning… putting aside the sins and failures of the past in light of who we are yet to become by the grace of God. The ashes are a sign of both mortality (“ashes to ashes and dust to dust”) and purification and cleansing. The tone and atmosphere of the worship service is solemn and meditative.
Redeemer’s Ash Wednesday Service will be at 7:00 P.M. in the sanctuary. (Bible study, prayer group, ESL, and CREW will begin at 7:30 P.M.)