Feb 26, 2020 8:15am
St. Stephen’s will observe the beginning of the season of Lent with two services on Ash Wednesday, February 26, 2020: 8:15 AM-in place of Morning Prayer on this day--and 12:00 PM. Both services will be held in the church.
Ash Wednesday provides us with an annual opportunity to examine ourselves and, in so doing, identify and acknowledge what is wrong, destructive, and out of alignment in our lives. The ashes imposed on our foreheads are a sign that we have undertaken this profound and honest self-examination during Lent. But Ash Wednesday doesn’t end there. We receive the ashes while we are being called to amend our lives, to commit ourselves to spiritual reawakening, and to recommit ourselves to service in Christ’s name.