Ash Wednesday    February 17   7:00 p.m.

Ash Wednesday Service,

Adapted from United Methodist Book of Worship

pages 323-327


Worship Music- 6:30p.m. EST


Worship Musician- Betty Siegfried


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Ash Wednesday Service- 7:00p.m. EST

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***There is no Drive-in Service for Ash Wed.


Opening Hymn-

Lord Who Throughout These Forty Days

     UMH 269

Pastoral Greetings-

Call To Worship-

Opening Prayer- Ash Wednesday

O God,
maker of everything and 
judge of all that you have made,
   and from the dust of death you
   would raise us up.

By the redemptive power of the cross,
   create in us clean hearts
   and put within us a new spirit,
that we may repent of our sins
    and lead lives worthy of your calling;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN.

     UMH 353


Scriptures- Joel 2:1-12, 12-17

2:1 Blow the trumpet in Zion;
sound the alarm on my holy mountain!
Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble,
   for the day of the Lord is coming, it is near,
2 a day of darkness and gloom,
   a day of clouds and thick darkness!
Like blackness there is spread upon the mountains
   a great and powerful people;
their like has never been from of old,
   nor will be again after them
   through the years of all generations.

3 Fire devours before them,
   and behind them a flame burns.
The land is like the garden of Eden before them,
   but after them a desolate wilderness,
   and nothing escapes them.

4 Their appearance is like the appearance of horses,
   and like war horses they run.
5 As with the rumbling of chariots,
   they leap on the tops of the mountains,
like the crackling of a flame of fire
   devouring the stubble,
like a powerful army
   drawn up for battle.

6 Before them peoples are in anguish,
   all faces grow pale.
7 Like warriors they charge,
   like soldiers they scale the wall.
They march each on his way,
   they do not swerve[a] from their paths.
8 They do not jostle one another,
   each marches in his path;
they burst through the weapons
   and are not halted.
9 They leap upon the city,
   they run upon the walls;
they climb up into the houses,
   they enter through the windows like a thief.

10 The earth quakes before them,
   the heavens tremble.
The sun and the moon are darkened,
   and the stars withdraw their shining.
11 The Lord utters his voice
   before his army,
for his host is exceedingly great;
   he that executes his word is powerful.
For the day of the Lord is great and very terrible;
   who can endure it?

12 “Yet even now,” says the Lord,
   “return to me with all your heart,
with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning;

2:12 “Yet even now,” says the Lord,
   “return to me with all your heart,
with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning;
13     and rend your hearts and not your garments.”
Return to the Lord, your God,
   for he is gracious and merciful,
slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love,
   and repents of evil.
14 Who knows whether he will not turn and repent,
   and leave a blessing behind him,
a cereal offering and a drink offering
   for the Lord, your God?

15 Blow the trumpet in Zion;
   sanctify a fast;
call a solemn assembly;
16     gather the people.
Sanctify the congregation;
   assemble the elders;
gather the children,
   even nursing infants.
Let the bridegroom leave his room,
   and the bride her chamber.

17 Between the vestibule and the altar
   let the priests, the ministers of the Lord, weep
and say, “Spare thy people, O Lord,
   and make not thy heritage a reproach,
   a byword among the nations.
Why should they say among the peoples,
   ‘Where is their God?’”


Children's Chat-

Ash Wednesday: How to Participate with Kids


Message- Repentance Hurts

Pastor David Hull-Frye


Invitation to Observe the Lenten Discipline-

Thanksgiving over the Ashes-

Confession and Pardon-









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