“Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” The Pastor says that while imposing the mixture of palm ash and olive oil on the worshiper’s forehead. The solemn moment in the liturgy reminds us God made us in his image and he wants us to live that way.
Ash Wednesday begins the 40-day season of Lent, a time of reflection and renewal. The Ash Wednesday invites us to a Lenten discipline of prayer, reading Scripture, and spiritual discipline.
Oxford First invites you to observe a Holy Lent with us, beginning with Ash Wednesday on February 14 at 6 p.m. The special service includes Scripture, prayers of repentance and commitment, a brief homily, imposition of ashes, and Holy Communion.