Ash Wednesday

WHAT DOES ASH WEDNESDAY MEAN?

Ash Wednesday gets its name from a ceremony – a rite or ritual – that takes place in many liturgical churches on a Wednesday six weeks or some 40 days (not including Sundays) before Easter. During Ash Wednesday services, worshipers come forward and the pastor or priest makes a mark in the shape of a cross on each person’s forehead. This mark is made of ashes. In a dramatic way, these ashes reflect God’s judgment and condemnation of sin, our total dependence on God, our humiliation and repentance. It is the reason we need a Savior; our sins have put a wall between us and God.

On Wednesday evening February 14th, at 6:30 pm we will gather for our annual Ash Wednesday service here at Valley.  Come and share in this service of confession and forgiveness.