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When did United Methodists start the “imposition of ashes” on Ash Wednesday?

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While many think of actions such as the imposition of ashes, signing with the cross, footwashing, and the use of incense as something that only Roman Catholics or high church Episcopalians do, there has been a move among Protestant churches, including United Methodists to recover these more multisensory ways of worship. This is in keeping with a growing recognition that people have multiple ways of learning and praying.

Worship that is oriented to the intellect or to the emotions, both interior, leaves out those who engage in prayer through vision, smell, touch, movement, and so forth. We are increasingly aware that people are formed in faith when practices become embedded in memory, nerves, muscles and bone through sensory engagement.

United Methodists have had resources for worship that include the imposition of ashes since 1979 when Ashes to Fire was published as Supplemental Worship Resource 8. This practice became part of our official worship resources in 1992 when General Conference adopted The United Methodist Book of Worship. See the service for Ash Wednesday, p. 321-324. It is, of course, optional and no congregation or individual is required to use it.

Other such practices were adopted in 1992. See The United Methodist Book of Worship for:

  • footwashing for Holy Thursday, p. 351-354
  • meditation at the cross for Good Friday, p. 363-364
  • incense for Evening Praise and Prayer, p. 574

This FAQ was prepared by Rev. Daniel Benedict, Center for Worship Resourcing, The General Board of Discipleship.

The original article is at http://www.umc.org/what-we-believe/when-did-united-methodists-start-the-imposition-of-ashes-on-ash-wednesday

 
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Posted by on March 1, 2017 in Holidays, Lent, Posts of Interest

 

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Tonight: Ash Wednesday Service and Spaghetti Dinner

Ash Wednesday Service and Spaghetti Dinner

Pender’s American Heritage Girls will host an Ash Wednesday Spaghetti Dinner on March 1st, at 6 p.m. (served until 6:45, prior to our Ash Wednesday Service).

Donations welcome, proceeds will help support the needy in our community.

Dinner includes your choice of white or wheat pasta, meat or vegetarian sauce, garlic bread, salad & dessert.  Gluten-free option available if requested in advance.

Ash Wednesday Service on March 1st at 5:30 am and 7:30pm

Join us on March 1st at 5:30 am for a Prayer Service with Ashes and/or at 7:30 pm for our Ash Wednesday Worship Service.  Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent. Lent is a time when many Christians prepare for Easter by observing a period of fasting, repentance, moderation and spiritual discipline.

 

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Ash Wednesday Service and Spaghetti Dinner

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Join us for our Upcoming Ash Wednesday Service & Spaghetti Dinner ~ Feb. 10th

Pender’s own American Heritage Girls Troop will host an Ash Wednesday Spaghetti Dinner at Pender on Feb. 10 from 6 – 6:45 p.m ~ prior to our Ash Wednesday Service at 7pm.

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 are requested to help with planning.

Please sign up  by clicking on this link.

Proceeds from donations to the dinner will help support the needy in our community.

 
 

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When did United Methodists start the “imposition of ashes” on Ash Wednesday?

charles-wesley-emory-incorrect-revised

While many think of actions such as the imposition of ashes, signing with the cross, footwashing, and the use of incense as something that only Roman Catholics or high church Episcopalians do, there has been a move among Protestant churches, including United Methodists to recover these more multisensory ways of worship. This is in keeping with a growing recognition that people have multiple ways of learning and praying.

Worship that is oriented to the intellect or to the emotions, both interior, leaves out those who engage in prayer through vision, smell, touch, movement, and so forth. We are increasingly aware that people are formed in faith when practices become embedded in memory, nerves, muscles and bone through sensory engagement.

United Methodists have had resources for worship that include the imposition of ashes since 1979 when Ashes to Fire was published as Supplemental Worship Resource 8. This practice became part of our official worship resources in 1992 when General Conference adopted The United Methodist Book of Worship. See the service for Ash Wednesday, p. 321-324. It is, of course, optional and no congregation or individual is required to use it.

Other such practices were adopted in 1992. See The United Methodist Book of Worship for:

  • footwashing for Holy Thursday, p. 351-354
  • meditation at the cross for Good Friday, p. 363-364
  • incense for Evening Praise and Prayer, p. 574

This FAQ was prepared by Rev. Daniel Benedict, Center for Worship Resourcing, The General Board of Discipleship.

The original article is at http://www.umc.org/what-we-believe/when-did-united-methodists-start-the-imposition-of-ashes-on-ash-wednesday

 
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Posted by on February 18, 2015 in Holidays, Lent, Posts of Interest

 

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Ash Wednesday Service & Spaghetti Dinner

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Pender’s own American Heritage Girls Troop VA1907 will host an Ash Wednesday Spaghetti Dinner at Pender on Feb. 18 from 6 – 6:45 p.m ~ prior to our Ash Wednesday Service at 7pm.

 

The dinner iSPAGHETTIncludes 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 are requested to help with planning. Please sign up by Feb. 15 by clicking on this link.

Proceeds from donations to the dinner will help support the needy in our community.

 

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Save the Date!

Save the Date

February 13 Valentines Kid’s Night Out at Pender  
February 18 Ash Wednesday Service
Feb. 27-March 1 Youth Ski Retreat
March 1 Sing ‘n Celebrate ~ Celebrating Testimonies
March 7 Women’s Breakfast
March 14 Pender Men’s Mulch Sale
March 22 Youth Confirmation Classes begin
March 27-29 Youth Senior High Retreat — Impact
March 29 Palm Sunday
March 30 Easter Story Time & Egg Hunt @ 10 am
April 5 Easter Sunday
April 12 Lenten Sing ‘n Celebrate
April 17-19 Missions Conference
May 7-9 Flea Market & Boutique
May 31 Confirmation

 

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Ash Wednesday Service & Spaghetti Dinner

Ash Wednesday Service and Spaghetti Dinner

Join us for our Upcoming Ash Wednesday Service & Spaghetti Dinner ~ Feb. 18th

Pender’s own American Heritage Girls Troop VA1907 will host an Ash Wednesday Spaghetti Dinner at Pender on Feb. 18 from 6 – 6:45 p.m ~ prior to our Ash Wednesday Service at 7pm.

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 are requested to help with planning.

Please sign up by Feb. 15 by clicking on this link.

Proceeds from donations to the dinner will help support the needy in our community.

 
 

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