You are invited to join us at First Free Methodist Church for the Ash Wednesday service, from 12:30-1:20pm.

“Ash Wednesday is an ancient church tradition dating from at least the eighth century AD. It marks the beginning of the season of Lent, a period of 40 days before Easter (not counting Sundays). In the season of Lent, we follow Jesus “into the desert,” just as he spent 40 days alone in the wilderness before beginning his public ministry. During this season of prayer, repentance and contemplation, we are humbled and reminded that our life and our hope depend entirely on the power of God to raise the dead. In this season we remember that the Christian life is a life of profound waiting, keeping watch for the kingdom of God that is coming. By focusing honestly on our own mortality and brokenness, we prepare ourselves to receive the incredible good news of Easter: that Jesus Christ has been raised from the dead, and the promises of God are true.” — SPU Chaplain Bo Lim

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