Ash Wednesday

Wednesday is Ash Wednesday. For the last two years, Life in the City has hit the hike and bike trail and nearby businesses on South Lamar and South Congress Avenue to share Ash Blessings to all who would receive. Both years we were pleasantly surprised at how open people were to receive the blessing and sign of repentance.

This year we are going to offer an Ash Wednesday Worship Service at 7:00 pm in the Garden at Life in the City. It will be a beautiful time of reflection, music and receiving of ashes. Ashes are placed on the foreheads of participants to remind us of our mortality. This practice prepares us for the 40 days of lent, which originated as a mirroring of Jesus’ 40 days of fasting in the desert in preparation for his earthly ministry. I hope you will mark your calendar and plan to attend this meaningful service.

This weekend in worship we consider the ravens of Luke 12: 22-34 in the next installment of our Come Hungry Message Series. We will look at our human struggle with anxiety, worry and stress and God’s provision for us. Be sure to bring your non-perishable food contributions for our neighbors in need. Check out the notice in the Lifeline for more information.

May God’s blessings of peace, hope and love fill your heart.

Blessings,

Pastor Val