Wed, Feb 14|
Good Shepherd U.M.C.
Ash Wednesday Afternoon Service
Ash Wednesday afternoon service with the imposition of ashes and holy communion. Worship will be held at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church.
Time & Location
Feb 14, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Good Shepherd U.M.C., 305 E Smallwood Dr, Waldorf, MD 20602, USA
About the event
On Ash Wednesday we begin our forty-day journey toward Easter with a day of fasting and repentance. Marking our foreheads with dust, we acknowledge that we die and return to the earth. At the same time, the dust traces the life-giving cross indelibly marked on our foreheads at baptism. While we journey through Lent to return to God, we have already been reconciled to God through Christ. We humbly pray for God to make our hearts clean while we rejoice that “now is the day of salvation.” Returning to our baptismal call, we more intentionally bear the fruits of mercy and justice in the world.
The 12:00pm Ash Wednesday service will be held at Good Shepherd UMC, 305 Smallwood Drive, Waldorf, and will include the imposition of ashes and holy communion.