Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Join us for Ash Wednesday Worship

An excerpt from the Companion to the Book of Common Worship (Geneva Press, 2003, 109-110)
tells us that “The Lenten journey from ashes of death to resurrected life begins on the first day of Lent, Ash Wednesday, which signifies a time to turn around, to change directions, to repent. This first day of Lent reminds us that unless we are willing to die to our old selves, we cannot be raised to new life with Christ. The first step of this journey calls us to acknowledge and confront our mortality, both individually and corporately. This is symbolized through the imposition of ashes – placing a cross on the forehead or hand. By this act we are to remember that we are temporary creatures, always on the edge of death.”

On Ash Wednesday, we begin our Lenten trek through the wilderness toward Easter. Join us for worship on February 10 at 6:30 PM, nail your “sins” to the cross and start the 40-day journey with your St. Mark family and God’s presence to guide you.

Once again we will have one purple banner flag put before the church each week of during Lent to help remind our community of our journey towards Easter.

St. Mark Presbyterian Worship Committee

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