Today is Ash Wednesday

Dear Family,
Today is Ash Wednesday, the first day in the season of Lent in which we remember the road that Jesus traveled for us that led to His suffering and death on a cross for our sins. We begin the season with two worship services tonight at 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm, with dinner being served between the services from 5:45 pm – 6:30 pm. Ashes will be placed on our foreheads tonight as a sign of sorrow for our sinfulness, but they will be placed in the shape of a cross as a sign of Jesus’ tremendous love for us. While our country today may be celebrating Valentine’s day, this day gives us a great opportunity to tell others about Jesus and the great love that He demonstrated for us through His death on the cross. No one in the history of our world has ever shown that kind of love for others. So as you give and receive valentine’s today, remember the cross of Christ – the greatest valentine gift of love the world has ever known.
In God’s Service,
Pastor Bill