Ash Wednesday Services: March 6

The congregations of Good Samaritan Episcopal Church, Calvary United Methodist Church, and Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church are coming together to observe Ash Wednesday on Wednesday, March 6. At 12:00 noon, all three congregations will gather at Calvary United Methodist Church (575 W Northfield Drive, Brownsburg). At 7 p.m., Good Samaritan and Messiah Lutheran Church will celebrate an additional service at Messiah (801 S. Green Street) with a children’s activity available.

Ash Wednesday is a Christian holy day of prayer, fasting and repentance It falls on the first day of Lent and begins the six weeks of penitence before Easter. Ash Wednesday is observed by many Christians, including Episcopalians, Lutherans, Old Catholics, Methodists, Presbyterians, Roman Catholics, and some Baptists. Ash Wednesday derives its name from the placing of repentance ashes on the foreheads of participants to either the words “Repent, and believe in the Gospel” or the dictum “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”