News release from Trinity Episcopal Church:
Ash Wednesday and Lent at Trinity Episcopal Church
(February 24, 2014) – Trinity Episcopal Church, 611 West Berry Fort Wayne, will hold Ash Wednesday services at 12:15 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 5.
Following the 6 p.m. service that day, a soup and sandwich dinner will be available in the parish Great Hall.
Ash Wednesday is recognized in the Episcopal Church as the beginning of Lent. Just as Jesus spent 40 days fasting in the desert, Lent asks its observers to observe a 40-day period of prayer and fasting. On Ash Wednesday, ashes are placed on the foreheads of congregants as a reminder of human mortality and also as a sign of repentance to God. The ashes are gathered by burning palms from the previous year’s Palm Sunday services.
Beginning March 12, Trinity will have a 6 p.m. service every Wednesday evening through April 9 followed by a brown bag dinner and Lenten Study. The theme of this year’s Lenten study is “Practical Compassion and Forgiveness for an Angry World.” The program presenter will be The Rev. Dr. Thomas P. Hansen, Trinity’s rector.
More information about Trinity is available on the church website at www.trinityfw.org and also on the church Facebook page. You may also call 260-423-1693 for more information.