What is an Ash Wednesday service, and why should I come? Ash Wednesday has been a part of the Christian tradition for over ten centuries, and it marks the beginning of Lent, which is the six-week season of preparation for Easter. The service is marked by the imposition of ashes which signifies repentance (usually in the shape of the cross) which points us to the good news yet to come on Easter morning.
Ash Wednesday is a powerful day in our faith as we are able to openly recognize our sinfulness, our frailty, and stare death in the face as we confess our need of a savior. So we invite you to join us for one of our two services at 12 noon and 7pm, as we begin the Lenten season. Holy Communion and ashes will be offered at both services. Childcare and livestream at epworth.com/live will be available at 7pm.
Dr. Swisher's message is Redeeming the Time.