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“Ashes To Ashes” Lenten Study: Introduction: Ashes to Ashes: A Time for Turning (and Returning)

  • Date: Sunday, February 21, 2021
  • Time: 9:30am10:30am EST
  • Location: Zoom (Information in Description)

“Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return!” Genesis 3: 19  

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven…” Ecclesiastes 3:1

Each year at Ash Wednesday, we begin our Lenten observance with a liturgy that invites us to reflect on ashes in four ways:

  • Ashes as a sign of creation.
  • Ashes as a sign of mortality.
  • Ashes as a sign of repentance.
  • Ashes as a sign of the Cross.

There is a time for every matter under heaven, especially in this season when we are daily reminded of the mounting toll of Covid, of ongoing racial inequality and terror, and of ongoing degradation of our planet. We invite you to join us through the 40 days of Lent, as we draw from the rich symbolism of ashes and turn (and return) to scripture, holding time for creation, mourning, repentance, and healing.

“Ashes to ashes and dust to dust,” and yet life returns. After a general introduction to our Lenten Theme, we will consider the life found in ashes and in dust, both of which appear to be dead. Breakout groups will be invited to discuss their own experiences of life arising from that which appeared lifeless, and what that experience has to teach us. Our conversation will be grounded in Ecclesiastes 3:13-14 & 19-20.

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Zoom Information: Meeting ID: 869 6902 6288, Passcode: 372484

Zoom Dial-In: 1 929 205 6099, Meeting ID: 869 6902 6288, Passcode: 372484


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