Ash Wednesday Worship Service

Published February 3, 2015 by Jeff Estes in
When:
February 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
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Where:
Maple Church
2441 Jean Ann Drive
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
USA
Contact:
Maple Church
573-335-6890

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent. Lent is a time when many Christians prepare for Easter by observing a period of fasting, repentance, moderation and spiritual discipline.

Ash Wednesday emphasizes two themes: our sinfulness before God and our human mortality. The service focuses on both themes, helping us to realize that both have been triumphed through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

During our Ash Wednesday service, the minister will lightly rub the sign of the cross with ashes onto the foreheads of worshipers. The use of ashes as a sign of mortality and repentance has a long history in Jewish and Christian worship. Historically, ashes signified purification and sorrow for sins.

This will take place during our normal Wired Wednesday worship service. The meal will still be held at 6:00 this evening.

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