Ash Wednesday lessons
First Lesson: Isaiah 58:1-12
The Response: Psalm 103:8-14
The Epistle: 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10
The Gospel: Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
A message from Rev. Dave
I am not able to mark you with ashes today in the manner traditionally done. In place of the mark on your forehead, I invite you to share with me in feeling this mark, this recognition of who we are, in your heart and carry that not just today, but for the next 40 days of Lent.
I suggest again the idea of not giving something up for Lent, but trying something new in your day as we walk this path together – perhaps something as described in the service “by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God’s Holy Word.” See what feels right to do in your heart.
Yours in Christ,