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Ash Wednesday Services

Ash Wednesday is time of prayer, worship, and reflection observing the arrival of the season of Lent.

On Wednesday, February 14, we will have two traditional Ash Wednesday services that include elements of prayer, songs, and receiving ashes.

The services are at Acoma – 7:00am and 7:00pm – for approximately 30 minutes. Childcare is not provided.

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, a season of the Church calendar marking the 40 days prior to Easter (Sundays are not counted).

Since the 4th century, followers of Jesus have annually set aside the season of Lent as a time to focus on personal spiritual transformation and prepare for Easter. The word ‘Lent’ comes from a Germanic word meaning long. Originally used as a word for Spring, it was descriptive of a season of the year when dark nights were growing shorter, days brighter and longer, with indications of new life becoming increasingly abundant.

Ash Wednesday and Lent are movements of the historic church calendar that encourage intentional practices. Traditionally Lent is marked by introspection, self-examination and repentance. It is a time of intentionality toward engaging in spiritual practices that tune our hearts to sing God’s grace. You can find some ideas of ways to practice different spiritual disciplines here.

We participate in Lent through giving up and taking up: giving up something to create space to hear and respond to God and taking up something as a practice that encourages our connection and communication with God. Our desire is to increase hearing from God and our willingness to respond to Him.

As we journey together from Ash Wednesday to Easter, our prayer is that we will be mindful of our brokenness, but as days grow brighter, we will experience, in unexpected moments, the abundance and reality of God’s endless grace.

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