Ash Wednesday Experience at The Summit Church
Wednesday, March 6
6am-7:30am // 6pm-7:30pm
What is Ash Wednesday?
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent. Lent is a time when many believers prepare their hearts for what's to come at Easter by observing 40 days of fasting, repentance, moderation and spiritual discipline. It's a time to really focus on what Jesus has done so that we can be able to celebrate His resurrection at Easter.
Our Ash Wednesday experience focuses on helping us to realize that we are broken and sinful and our desperate need for a Savior.
What will the experience be like?
During this experience, there will be several ways in which you will be able to reflect on your personal relationship with Jesus. At the doors, you will receive a card to help guide you. In the worship center, there will be stations set up where you can visit and interact with different elements. Each station has an element connected with a theme of this Lenten season. There will be instructions and Scripture at each station as you go to as many or few stations as you like. A prayer and reflection area will also be available to you during this time.
How long will the experience take?
This experience can last as long as you would like it to. Although we are providing a guide and instructions throughout the experience, it is self-guided, and you’ll get out of it what you put into it! We would suggest planning on 15-20 minutes to complete the experience, but you are welcome to stay as long as you need.
Why do people put ashes on their foreheads?
At the end of our Ash Wednesday experience, ashes will be lightly rubbed onto the foreheads of people in the sign of the cross. The use of ashes as a sign of mortality and repentance. Historically, ashes signified purification and sorrow for sins.
Do I have to get ashes on my forehead if I come to the Ash Wednesday experience?
It's absolutely up to you! You are not required to receive the ashes during the experience if you are uncomfortable with doing so.