Ash Wednesday is the first day in the season of Lent (a season set apart to a posture of openness before the Lord.)
The Ash Wednesday service is designed to help bring us to a recognition of the greatness of God, while at the same time bringing us face to face with our own humanity. Recognizing our own mortality, and the reality and effect of our sin, we are then brought to a deepening understanding of our need for Jesus. On Ash Wednesday, as we invite the Lord to search our hearts in the season of Lent, this need is placed on a collision course with the Gospel of Jesus.
What can I expect?
This year we are joining the Ash Wednesday service at St Matthews Anglican Church in Abbostsford. The service will follow a beautiful liturgy involving: