“Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”
Wednesday 14 February at 7:00 PM
Please join us for Ash Wednesday service with ashes and communion, with the English congregation from All Saints Cathedral.
Lent begins with a solemn call to fasting and repentance as we begin our journey to the baptismal waters of Easter. As we hear in today’s readings, now is the acceptable time to return to the Lord. During Lent the people of God will reflect on the meaning of their baptism into Christ’s death and resurrection. The sign of ashes suggests our human mortality and frailty. What seems like an ending is really an invitation to make each day a new beginning, in which we are washed in God’s mercy and forgiveness. With the cross on our brow, we long for the spiritual renewal that flows from the springtime Easter feast to come.
Come, you who hunger for justice. Come feast on God’s promise to feed the hungry, lift up the lowly, and set the captive free.
Come, you who thirst for mercy. Come drink from the water of life, God’s power to pardon, strengthen, and heal.
Come, you who long for peace among nations and between peoples, peace in our homes and our hearts.
Come, all who are weary and heavy laden. Come to the river of life, lay down your burdens, and pour out your prayers before the throne of the Lamb.
-From “For the Healing of the Nations,” Holden Prayer Around the Cross
We are an international and ecumenical church, coming from many places and Christian backgrounds. Communion is served every Friday. All baptized Christians are welcome at Christ’s table.