Charleston Presbyterian Church will have its first Ash Wednesday Service on March 1, 2017 at 7:00PM.
Lent is a time to prepare for the celebration of Easter and to renew our life in the saving death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We begin this holy season by acknowledging our need for repentance, and for the mercy and forgiveness proclaimed in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We begin our journey to Easter with the sign of ashes, a Biblical symbol of mourning and penitence. This ancient sign speaks of the fragility of human life, and marks the penitence of the community of faith. We invite you, therefore, in the name of Christ, to observe a holy Lent by self-examination and repentance, by prayer and fasting, by works of love, and by reading and meditating on the Word of God, beginning with this service.
Bring your family and let’s begin this 40 day journey of Lent together. Everyone will have the opportunity to come forward to receive the sign of repentance in ashes upon the back of the hand or forehead. Let us gather for the worship of our Savior and Lord and to dedicate our lives to Him.