Monday, February 20, 2012

Ash Wednesday - Feb. 22, 2012 - 7 PM

Ash Wednesday, in the calendar of Western Christianity, is the first day of Lent and occurs 46 days before Easter. It is a moveable event, falling on a different date each year. This year, Ash Wednesday is this coming Wednesday, February 22nd. Ash Wednesday worship at Wekiva Presbyterian Church is at 7 PM.

The season of Lent starts with a commitment to repentance, as each Christian begins a journey toward the glorious news of Easter Day. On Ash Wednesday, we hear Scripture reminding us that now is the time to return our lives to the Lord. During Lent, God's people reflect on the meaning of their discipleship in Christ and upon the gift of His death and resurrection for us. The sign of ashes points us toward both our human mortality and our human frailty. With the ashes in the sign of the cross upon our brow, we intentionally seek the Holy Spirit's renewing presence in our lives.

A Prayer for Ash Wednesday:

Almighty and everlasting God,
you care for all that you have made,
and you forgive the sins of all who repent.
Meet us where we are,
set within us new and pure hearts,
so that, as we repent of our sins,
we may receive your
pardon and forgiveness,
through your Son, Jesus Christ,
our Savior and Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever. Amen

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