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Ash Wednesday Is This Week

So what are you giving up for Lent this year?  (Haven't we given up plenty already?)  2021 is a year when we don't have to look very far for reminders about our frailty or mortality to be sure.  Nevertheless, this holy season is a good time to reflect on our need for God's grace and our need for one another as well as our trust in God's providence even in confusing and uncertain times.  Our Lenten journey begins this Wednesday.  Please  read the important reminders below about our very different Ash Wednesday observances this year.  Also, keep your eyes open for future emails regarding both print and electronic resources and gatherings to guide us through this Holy Season. 



Digital Resources (scripture, message, and prayer) will be posted in congregational e-mail, Facebook page, and church website by noontime on Wednesday.

 

Also, "Ashes to Go" will  be offered outside in lower parking lot (near playground) 9:30 – 10:00 AM, 12:30 – 1:00 PM, and 6:30 – 7:00 PM.  (Walk up or drive up).  We will all be wearing masks and will be available for prayer requests and for ashes to be imposed on the forehead this year using cotton swabs (one swab per person).  This act of sorrow and repentance and an acknowledgement of our own mortality is a way of humbly preparing ourselves for this Lenten journey. (Lenten devotions will also be available for folks who stop by this day.  Also, if you have not already done so, you are welcome  to bring non perishable food items for Norristown Interfaith Food Pantry as well as cash donations for Norristown Soup Kitchen on this day).


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