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Ash Wednesday Service

Ash Wednesday Service

Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Location: First Baptist Church Columbia, 1112 E Broadway, Columbia, MO US 65201

Contact: Carol McEntyre |

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Ash Wednesday Worship
February 14 at 6 pm in the Sanctuary

Ash Wednesday is a Christian holiday (holy day) that has been honored for well over ten centuries. It marks the beginning of Lent, the 6-week period leading up to Easter, when many Christians prepare for Easter by observing a period of fasting, repentance, moderation or other spiritual practices. Our worship on Ash Wednesday will introduce our Lenten Theme: Learning to Lament and will include the ancient Christian practice of the imposition of ashes on the forehead or wrist. The use of ashes is a visible symbol of repentance, which signifies the purification and sorrow for sins.

God desires for us to pour out our hearts in joy and in pain. Scripture is full of examples of lament, expressions of anger, frustration and sadness at God and the injustice of life, like Psalm 22 which says, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” In our culture, which often denies pain, it is essential that we reclaim the spiritual practice of lament. Join us for worship this Lent, as we explore Lament.