Ash Wednesday is a long-time church tradition
Join us as we reframe this ancient practice of marking the start of the Lenten season with a very special worship night hosted by our BOLD Youth ministry.
The purpose of the evening is to reflect on the glory of God and our role in His Story as humble servants of His grace. We will use the traditional marking of the ashes as a way to remind ourselves of our role in building up the kingdom.
“For though I am free from all, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win more of them.” (1 Corinthians 9:19 ESV)
About Ash Wednesday:
There is no biblical commandment that requires us to observe Ash Wednesday, but the core of this day is shaped around a biblical understanding of our Identity, Meaning and Purpose in God’s Story.
In a world that often expects us to be perfect, Ash Wednesday gives us an opportunity to confess our imperfections. We can let down our masks and be transparent with each other about who we are.
We all bear the mark of sin. We all would stand guilty before a holy God. We all are mortal and will someday experience death. Because of this fact, we all need a Savior.
Maybe one of the greatest benefits of Ash Wednesday is that it marks the beginning of the season of Lent. May these next forty days be a time when we are more intentional about finding our place, together, in God’s unfolding Story.
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