Skip to content. Skip to main navigation.

Ash Wednesday Service

  • 6:30pm - 7:30pm February 14, 2018
  • Spring Arbor Free Methodist Church: Auditorium

Ash Wednesday Service

Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent. It is named after the practice of placing ashes on the foreheads of the faithful as a reminder of human mortality, and as a sign of mourning and repentance to God, and the cleansing of sin. We invite you to participate in this special service to seek the Lord’s mercy together.

Children’s activities will continue as usual.

What is Ash Wednesday?
Ash Wednesday is the start of Lent. Lent is the most holy time of remembrance in our church calendar. Ash Wednesday is not always the same day every year but is always six and a half weeks before we celebrate Easter. Worshipers attending an Ash Wednesday service will traditionally receive the ashes, from last Easter’s palm branches, in the shape of the cross on their forehead. The pastor will then say over the worshiper “Remember that you are dust and to dust you shall return.” The ashes also serve to remind us of God’s deep love for us, His grace and mercy for those who seek Him with repentant hearts. Lent is a time of seeking God in His mercy and recognizing our helplessness without Him. We can seek Him through a season of reflection, prayer and fasting.

Thy Mercy, My God by John Stocker
Without Thy sweet mercy I could not live here;
Sin would reduce me to utter despair;
But, through Thy free goodness, my spirits revive,
And He that first made me still keeps me alive.

Upcoming Events
  • January 21, 2019

    Sewing for Missions

    Mondays Share ideas, laugh and use your creativity to bless others around the world…

  • January 16, 2019

    Wednesday Evening for Kids

    The place comes alive on Wednesday evening as our children Age 4 - Grade 6 get involved with Kids’ Club,…

  • January 16, 2019

    Grief Share

    It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you’ve lost a spouse, child,…

Recent Events
  • January 14, 2019

    Sewing for Missions

    Mondays Share ideas, laugh and use your creativity to bless others around the world…

  • January 9, 2019

    Grief Share

    It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you’ve lost a spouse, child,…

  • January 9, 2019

    Wednesday Evening for Kids

    The place comes alive on Wednesday evening as our children Age 4 - Grade 6 get involved with Kids’ Club,…