Please join us for a special Ash Wednesday Service at Woodlake UMC at 7pm on February 26, 2020.
Ash Wednesday emphasizes a dual encounter: we confront our own mortality and confess our sin before God within the community of faith. The form and content of the service focus on the dual themes of sin and death in the light of God's redeeming love in Jesus Christ. The use of ashes as a sign of mortality and repentance has a long history in Jewish and Christian worship, and the Imposition of Ashes can be a powerful nonverbal and experiential way of participating in the call to repentance and reconciliation. This practice is the historic focus of Ash Wednesday observance and gave the day its name. It is traditional to save the palm branches from the previous Passion/Palm Sunday service and burn them ahead of time to produce the ashes for this service.
Childcare is provided for ages 0-3, and programming is offered for preschool and elementary school students.
Our Shrove Pancake Supper takes place before (5:30-6:30pm) the Ash Wednesday Service begins. You may purchase tickets ahead of time or at the door. All proceeds benefit Men's and Youth Ministries. $7.50/person, $3.00/child (3-12), $24/family.
February 26, 2020 from 7pm to 8pm | Woodlake UMC, 15640 Hampton Park Drive, Chesterfield, VA | Worship Center