A pastor’s take on “God Made a Farmer”.
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent. It derives its name from the practice of placing ashes on the foreheads of adherents as a sign of mourning and repentance to God.
Ash Wednesday Spaghetti Dinner
Hosted by Fairfax American Heritage Girls Troop VA 1907
February 13th at 6 pm
Proceeds from donations to the dinner will help support the needy in our community. The dinner includes a choice of white or wheat pasta and meat or vegetarian sauce, garlic bread, salad and dessert. A gluten-free option is also available.
Reservations requested to help with planning. Call 703-815-6197 or email the troop by clicking here by Feb. 10 to reserve your spot.
Our Ash Wednesday service will follow the dinner at 7:30 pm
Everyone is welcome to attend!
And Chuck Knows Church says…
Ever seen a little smudge mark on someone’s forehead as they walk out of church? That’s a sign of the cross and it means it’s Ash Wednesday during Lent. Chuck tells you about this important worship service:
Lent is a time to prepare for Easter. United Methodists begin Lent on Ash Wednesday and continue celebrating Lent until Easter. We view Lent as a way to slow down and focus on God, so many Methodists will give up foods or activities during this time. The purpose of giving something up is to find more time to focus on God.
Here’s what Chuck Knows Church has to say about Lent.
Ever heard, “I’m giving up sweets for Lent”? Why does Lent make people want to give up something? And how do you calculate the 40 days of Lent?