Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Ash Wednesday

At the Episcopal Church of our Savior we will offer two Ash Wednesday services. The first will be at 7:00 a.m., and the other will be at our regularly scheduled Wednesday service time - 6:15 p.m.

Ash Wednesday gives us an opportunity to prepare to observe Holy Week and Easter. This could take some time, and the Church has set aside forty days in which to do that. Tomorrow I will say these words from The Book of Common Prayer:

I invite you, therefore, in the name of the Church, to the observance of a holy Lent, by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God's holy Word. . . .

I will also invite you to receive the imposition of ashes on your forehead, at which time I will say those time-honored words: "Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return."

In peace,

The Rev. Linda McCloud
The Episcopal Church of Our Savior at Honey Creek

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