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Ash Wednesday at St. Barnabas

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the 40-day season of Lent where we seek to turn our hearts back to God in preparation for Easter.

We have has multiple offerings for you to begin your Lenten Journey.

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

Tuesday, February 28 at 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Join us for pancakes and fixings in the Parish Hall. More info here.

Created from Dust:

A Lenten Experience for Children and Families

Tuesday, February 28 at 5:30 p.m.

Come hear the story of how God created us all from stardust and calls us to walk in love. Families are invited to join us for a short (less than 30 minutes), interactive service where children can learn about the significance of Ash Wednesday in hands-on and age appropriate ways. Enjoy the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper after this Family Lenten Experience.

Ash Wednesday Services

Noon Service

Wednesday, February 22 at 12 p.m.

This service without music includes Holy Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes.

7 p.m. Service

Wednesday, February at 7 p.m.

This service with music includes Holy Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes.

Why Ashes?

Christians have been using ashes as part of Ash Wednesday since the ninth century, according to the Episcopal Dictionary of the Church. Ashes blessed for used on Ash Wednesday are made from burned palms from previous Palm Sunday services.

The imposition of ashes is when ashes are drawn in the sign of a cross on participants' foreheads as a sign of "mortality and penitence." The ashes are imposed with the words, “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” (Book of Common Prayer, p. 265)


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