Creative Ash Wednesday service ideas

Creative Ash Wednesday service ideas

Ash Wednesday Service ideas and Why This Day is So Important

Ash Wednesday Service Ideas & Why This Day is So Important

No place of grace for those who avoid the face  No time to rejoice for those who walk among noise and deny the voice...--Ash Wednesday by TS Eliot

"Ash Wednesday" is the first long poem written by T. Eliot after his 1927 conversion to Anglicanism. Published in this poem deals with the struggle that ensues when one who has lacked faith in the past strives to move towards God

Next Wednesday, March 9, is Ash Wednesday.  Here is the service I have put together for my congregation.  As always, feel free to use any of this material and adapt it for your own context.  I alwa...

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There's Joy in the Journey: Ash Wednesday (table display idea for family home during lent...)

There's Joy in the Journey: Ash Wednesday (table display idea for family home during lent.

Worshiping With Children has great ideas on celebrating Jesus Week (Holy Week) with children and families. These suggestions are easy to do, even if families are traveling for Spring Break.

Worshiping With Children - worship ideas by lectionary and with scripture index. Good for intergenerational worship, too!

Ash Wednesday traditions for the family - this blog post has a TON of ideas and traditions that this lady does with her kids starting on Ash Wednesday and throughout Lent.

A post about our Ash Wednesday traditions - receiving ashes, burning blessed palms, burying the alleluia, a Lenten shelf in the learning room

PICKING & CHOOSING OUR PIETY | When Presbyterians and Baptists and free church evangelicals start attending Ash Wednesday services and observing Lent, one can only conclude that they have either been poorly instructed in the theology or the history of their own traditions, or that they have no theology and history. -

Ash Wednesday: Picking and Choosing our Piety

Another view...  Rev. Sarah Weaver came up with the idea of using fabric to bring water through the desert  for her church's Ash Wednesday service, combining the waters of baptism with the imagery of the wilderness. Dried palms on one side, oil for anointing and ashes on the other.

Using fabric to bring water through the desert . combining the waters of baptism with the imagery of the wilderness. Dried palms on one side, oil for anointing and ashes on the other.

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