Ash Wednesday Services will be held here at Spirit of Joy on Wednesday, February 14, 7:00 P.M. Please join us in worship as we prayerfully enter into the season of Lent.
Ash Wednesday is a day of repentance and it marks the beginning of Lent.
Ashes were used in ancient times, according to the Bible, to express mourning. Dusting oneself with ashes was the penitent's way of expressing sorrow for sins and faults. An ancient example of one expressing one's penitence is found in Job 42:3-6. Job says to God: "“I had heard of you by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees you; therefore I despise myself, and repent in dust and ashes.” " (vv. 5-6, ESV) Other examples are found in several other books of the Bible including, Numbers 19:9, 19:17, Jonah 3:6, Matthew 11:21, and Luke 10:13, and Hebrews 9:13. Ezekiel 9 also speaks of a linen-clad messenger marking the forehead of the city inhabitants that have sorrow over the sins of the people. All those without the mark are destroyed.
Please join us on this journey together through Lent as we remember Christ's passion and prepare to celebrate His victory on Easter Sunday. On five Wednesdays we will share a pot-luck Soup Supper, followed by a special Lenten Devotion.
Dates: Feb 21,29, March 7, 14, 21
Time: 6:15 P.M., followed by Lenten Devotions
This year devotions will focus on the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.
Sign up on the kiosk to bring your favorite soup or bread to this unique potluck series for the whole family.
Click on the picture (or here) to view Soup Supper pics from the last few years.