The season of Lent always begins with Ash Wednesday, a time to step off the treadmill of our busy lives and consider again what is most important.
The traditional worship for this day can be especially powerful and calls for the imposition of ashes. During this service, you are invited to come forward to receive the imprint of ashes on your forehead, as a sign of your mortality and your dependence on God. In this stark way, we are put in mind of the difference between those things that are passing away and those things that endure, and we recommit ourselves to that which endures.
On Wednesday, February 26, two Ash Wednesday services will be held at St. Peter’s:
- A contemplative Eucharist at 7:00 AM in the chapel and
- A Choral Eucharist at 5:30 PM in the main sanctuary.
During the day, you may notice St. Peter’s and Nativity Lutheran clergy and parishioners offering Ashes to Go throughout Rockland and Rockport.