Ash Wednesday schedule

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Ash Wednesday services at Trinity

12 noon – Readings, confession, imposition of ashes

6 p.m. – Readings, confession, imposition of ashes, hymns and psalms with choral accompaniment

Lent begins with a solemn call to fasting and repentance as we begin our journey to the baptismal waters of Easter. As we hear in today’s readings, now is the acceptable time to return to the Lord. During Lent the people of God will reflect on the meaning of their baptism into Christ’s death and resurrection. The sign of ashes suggests our human mortality and frailty. What seems like an ending is really an invitation to make each day a new beginning, in which we are washed in God’s mercy and forgiveness. With the cross on our brow, we long for the spiritual renewal that flows from the springtime Easter feast to come.

from Sundays and Seasons, Copyright © 2016 Augsburg Fortress. All rights reserved.

 

About Trinity Lutheran Church

A congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) located in Madison, Wisconsin.
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