Ash Wednesday Service

Wednesday, February 14, 2024, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Ash Wednesday Service

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

Lent 2024 - Wandering Heart

Lent is the 40 days leading up to Easter. This season is often one of reflection and preparation. As our worship
planning team was reflecting on a theme, we felt particularly drawn to Sanctified Art’s series “Wandering
Heart.” Here is their description:
This Lent, we are focusing on the life and faith of one of Jesus’ most famous disciples. In Peter, we see a person
who is both steadfast and unsteady, a dear friend and a betrayer, a follower and a wanderer. In Peter, we often
see ourselves. By following Peter’s journey, we watch the story of Jesus unfold through the eyes of a very normal
human trying to figure it all out—just like us.
In this series, we want to affirm that faith is a constant journey of steadfast pursuit, one that ebbs and flows. We
want to affirm the ways Peter keeps going: he drops his nets, he walks on water, he runs to the empty tomb, he
swims to the shore to meet the risen Christ. He keeps searching and yearning and loving, even after missteps or
mistakes. Ultimately, in Peter’s story, we are reminded that God loves imperfect people—in fact, time and again,
that’s precisely who God claims and calls.

At First Baptist, Lent will begin at 6 pm on February 14 in the Fellowship Hall for our Ash Wednesday service.
As we begin the season, we will turn inward and tune our hearts to sing God’s grace. The service will provide
space to reflect on our intentions for the season and conclude with the imposition of ashes.

We will have a Lenten devotional available beginning February 4 that connects with our theme and can
accompany us throughout the season. This Lent, as we wander, may we rest in streams of mercy, never ceasing.

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