Ash Wednesday

February 17 at 5:30 pm – Zoom prayer service

or dial in Zoom at 669 900 6833  Meeting ID: 839 3102 6275; Passcode: 0000

Ash Wednesday is named for the ancient Christian practice of marking the foreheads of believers with ashes. The ashes are traditionally the remains of the palm branches from last year’s celebration of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday.  In the Old Testament, ashes symbolize mourning, repentance, and purification.  The ashes are a visible sign of the uncertainty of life, our willingness to repent, our deep dependence on God, and our desire to prepare ourselves for the promise of new life at Easter.  We will be observing this Holy Day with a prayer service on Zoom at 5:30 pm. If you have charcoal pencils, bring one (one is included in WPC Lenten bags as well).