Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Lenten season, a stretch of time the runs up to Holy Week and Easter. During this season of the church year, the church is called to self-reflection and examination, penitence, and renewal (echoing Jesus’ own fasting in the wilderness). On Ash Wednesday, we come together to inaugurate this season around the simple reminder of who we are and whose we are. As such, we are marked on the forehead with a cross of ash. The ash represents who we are (“Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”) and the cross represents whose we are; in the Cross, Christ has claimed us as his own.
We invite you to join us as we usher in this Lenten season with our Ash Wednesday service.
Christ Redeemer Ash Wednesday Service
Wednesday, February 18th at 6:30pm
@ Gordon Park Pavilion (on Humboldt just south of Locust)