Ash Wednesday is the Wednesday of the seventh week before Easter and the first day of Lent. The day is named for the practice of imposing ashes, a practice that many Lutheran congregations have found to be a very meaningful part of the Ash Wednesday liturgy. Using ashes as a sign of repentance is an ancient practice, often mentioned in the Bible (e.g., Jonah 3:5-9; Job 42:6; Jeremiah 6:26; Matthew 11:21). The early Christians adopted the use of ashes from Jewish practice as an external mark of...
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Join us for a variety of pancakes and all the trimmings as we celebrate ‘Fat Tuesday’ on the Eve of Ash Wednesday. In the spirit of the night we will have singing, comedy and games for a fun evening of fellowship. You don’t want to miss it! There will even be door prizes for everyone!
St. Mark’s Quilters meet on Tuesday mornings to make quilts for Lutheran World Relief in New Windsor, MD. If you can use a pen, scissors, tie a knot, or sew all are welcome to come and join us. For more information, click here.