Ash Wednesday begins the season of Lent.
In the tenth century, the use of ashes was employed in
visibly reminding worshippers of their mortality
as they began their Lenten journey to the cross.

February 26
Ash Wednesday Service at 7 PM
in the Sanctuary
"While Among the Ashes"
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5:20-6:10

Burning of the Palms at 5:30 PM
with the children of Avondale Adventures and ACC

Pancake Dinner at 6 PM
All welcome

From PCUSA "The Season of Lent" :
"It is the power of the resurrection on the horizon ahead that draws us into repentance toward the cross and tomb. Through the intervention of God’s gracious resurrection, lifelong changes in our values and behavior become possible. By turning from the end of the “old self” in us, Lenten repentance makes it possible for us to affirm joyfully, “Death is no more!” and to aim toward the landscape of the new age. Faithfully adhering to the Lenten journey of “prayer, fasting and almsgiving” leads to the destination of Easter."