On Ash Wednesday we take the palms from last year’s Palm Sunday and burn them into ashes mixed with oil to remind us to ask forgiveness for our sins in preparation for Lent.
There are two services in our sanctuary on Wednesday, March 3rd:
12 noon and 7:00 pm.
Sunday’s palms are Wednesday’s ashes
As another Lent begins
Thus we kneel before our Maker
In contrition for our sins
We have marred baptismal pledges
In rebellion gone astray
Now returning seek forgiveness
Grant us pardon God this day