Wednesday, March 1, 2017
6:00 pm Soup Supper
7:00 pm Service
Ash Wednesday (this year, March 1st) is the first day of the season of Lent. As Marcus Borg writes: "In liturgical churches, it begins with a vivid reminder of death. As the words “Dust thou art and unto dust thou shalt return” are said, Christians are marked on their foreheads with ashes in the shape of the cross. The words echo language from the funeral liturgy, “Ashes to ashes and dust to dust.”
Death is one of the primary themes of Lent. Each of us will die. None of us gets out of here alive. A friend told me that he thinks Ash Wednesday is the most honest service of the church year. My wife has talked about the difference between Mardi Gras and Ash Wednesday. During the former, we indulge, party, cavort and sometimes even wear masks. At the latter, we take our masks off as we are reminded of – indeed confronted with – the fact that we are dust." Click here to learn more.
Join Pilgrim Church for the beginning for this Ash Wednesday service as we are reminded of our humanity and begin this year's journey of Lent.