Ash Wednesday at The Upper Room

By | February 3, 2016

Ash Wednesday at The Upper Room
Wednesday, February 10 @ 7am-7:45am | 5828 Forward Ave.

As Christians, we believe that true joy and transformation is preceded by repentance. So before celebrating the joy of Jesus’ resurrection and the transformation that is ours in his death and resurrection at Easter, we first prepare with a season of penitence and fasting called Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday. As a community, we’ll begin Ash Wednesday, and the season of Lent, with a “solemn assembly” early in the morning. The service will include time to commit personally to Lenten disciplines God is calling you to take on, and also the imposition of Ashes. Throughout Scripture, the people of God lay in and cover themselves in ashes as a visible and public sign of repentance. We’ll mark our foreheads in ashes with the sign of the cross, a visible sign of our repentance to those who see us during the day.