Wednesday Feb 17 is Ash Wednesday, marking the beginning of the Season of Lent, a penitential time in the church. Ashes are an ancient sign of penitence. From the Middle Ages it became the custom to begin Lent (the forty days before Easter) by being marked in ash with the sign of the cross. The reminder that we are dust turns our attention to the creative power of God, and God’s ability to heal the brokenness in our lives when we offer that brokenness to God. That turning to God is the work of Lent, preparation for the celebration of Jesus’s resurrection on Easter Day.
“You are dust and to dust you shall return.”
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Welcome to St. Paul’s
Everyone — whoever you are and wherever you are on your spiritual journey — is welcome at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
We are open and welcoming of all regardless of your age, health, education, ethnic or regional background, gender, sexual identity or orientation and no matter what your religious or secular background.
Our doors are always open.
Worship With Us
Weekly Morning Prayer and Compline
Sunday through Friday Evenings:
9:00 pm Virtual Compline or New Zealand Night Prayers Facebook Link
Compline and Night Prayer Bulletins:
The Epistle Newsletter and Upcoming Events
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