ASH WEDNESDAY
at
The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist

March 1

 

                                                                                                 remember that you are dust,                     and to dust you shall return.

                                                                           

                     remember that you are dust,
                    and to dust you shall return.

  • 8:15 a.m. ~ The Holy Eucharist & Imposition of Ashes
  • noon ~ The Holy Eucharist & Imposition of Ashes
  • 5:30 p.m. ~ Family Worship, a non-traditional service with interactive stations in the Parish Hall as the Liturgy of the Word.  These stations provide children and others an opportunity to better understand the meaning of Ash Wednesday and provide resources for service and growth during the Season of Lent.  Ashes will be imposed and communion will be shared.  Children and adults, members and visitors alike are all welcome!
  • 7:00 p.m. ~ The Holy Eucharist & Imposition of Ashes with Music

You are invited,
in the name of the Church,
to the observance of a holy Lent,
by self-examination and repentance;
by prayer, fasting, and self-denial;
and by reading and meditating
on God's holy Word.

"Reconciliation of a Penitent (or Penance/Confession)...
is the rite in which those who repent of their sins may confess them to God in the presence of a priest, and receive the assurance of pardon and the grace of absolution." (Prayer Book, p. 861) Some Episcopalians have found this to be an important component of their Lenten discipline. To see what this liturgy looks like, read pages 446-452 in The Book of Common Prayer. If you would like to schedule a confession, or simply ask for more information, please contact Charlie Brumbaugh.


Receiving Communion:  All who seek God and a deeper life in Christ are welcome at the Lord’s Table and invited to receive the bread and wine of the Holy Communion.

To receive the bread, please hold your hands out in front of you. To receive the wine, help guide the chalice to your lips. If you prefer, you may dip the bread in the wine and then place it in your mouth. If you do not wish to receive the bread or the wine, you are invited to come forward, cross your hands across your chest, and receive a blessing.  (Gluten-free communion wafers are available upon request.)


Ringing the steeple bell is one of the worship traditions at St. John's.  After the dismissal and before the postlude, the bell is rung 12 times ~ usually by our youngest worshipers!

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To hear recordings of sermons preached at St. John's, click here.