We invite you to join us for our Ash Wednesday service today, Wednesday February 17th, online on our YouTube channel. It will be a simple yet meaningful service that will help us begin the season of Lent through prayer, scripture and communion.
The service will be made available online at 6:00pm. It will remain accessible online on our YouTube channel for several weeks.
If you picked up a Lent Devotional at the drive-thru even this past Sunday, you will need it for the service.
If you do not have the devotional, the following prayer will be read during the service and we invite you to read the prayer along with us.
Unison Prayer for Ash Wednesday
Hear our prayer, O God.
As disciples of Christ we might start using our hands, feet, money, time, and energy for the good of the poor, let us pray to the God of mercy.
That citizens everywhere may realize that care for their neighbor consists of more than mere giving of money, let us pray to the God of mercy.
For the needy, that they may not have to remain despondent and alone, let us pray to the God of mercy.
For all of us here that we may be honest enough to admit what we are selfish about, and what we can do to remedy our lack of love, let us pray to the God of mercy.
For those who share Christ’s charity toward sinners, let us pray to the God of mercy.
Merciful God, the ashes are our pledge to take up the cross of life. We came from earth and we will go back to it. In the meantime, beginning these forty days, we will try to live here and make it a better home for everybody.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen