Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday, the first of the forty days of the season of Lent, is named for the custom of placing blessed ashes on the foreheads of those who attend Ash Wednesday services. The ashes are a sign our Lenten journey together, of penitence and a reminder that we are mortal beings. The Old Testament frequently mentions the use of ashes as an expression of penitence and sorrow for sins. The ashes that are used on Ash Wednesday are made from burned palms from the previous Palm Sunday services.

Ash Wednesday services will be held here at Emmanuel on February 10th at 7am, 10am, and 7:00pm. Come and experience this very profound service. It is a wonderful way to begin our Lenten journey together.

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