God breathed into dust the breath of life

Gracious God, out of your love and mercy you breathed into dust the breath of life, creating us to serve you and our neighbors. Call forth our prayers and acts of kindness, and strengthen us to face our mortality with confidence in the mercy of your Son, Jesus, Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, on God, now and forever, Amen

Lent begins with Ash Wednesday service

Today is the first day of the season in the church year known as Lent.  It includes the 40 days before Easter (not counting Sundays). Lent is a time of reflection, repentance and opening our hearts to Christ and the gospel of love.

We enter into Lent today, Ash Wednesday, with a solemn service at 6:30 P.M., with confession and imposition of ashes, and Holy Communion.