Ash Wednesday is seen as a penitential day, when people receive ashes on their foreheads as a sign that we are of dust and we shall return to dust. The season of Lent – and Ash Wednesday is the introduction to that season – is viewed as a time to “give things up,” so there are people who give up such things as pizza or chocolate during Lent. I really don’t think that’s what the season is all about. It goes far deeper than that.
Camp Hill Presbyterian Church will hold a worship service on Ash Wednesday that does include the imposition of ashes on the forehead (some people prefer to receive ashes on their wrists). The service also includes the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper, as well as a meditation that takes us beyond merely “giving something up for Lent.”
Join us on Ash Wednesday, March 6, at 7 pm for a worship service in the sanctuary that you will find meaningful and helpful as we enter the Lenten Season.