Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent (40 day prior to Easter). Our foreheads are marked with ashes to humble our hearts and remind us that life passes away on Earth. We remember this when we are told “Remember, Man is dust, and unto dust you shall return.” This service lasts approximately 30 minutes. The office and bookstore are closed at noon. There is no Contemplative Lunch this day. Ashes will also be offered at the 6pm Midweek Contemplative Service.