Ash Wednesday is just around the corner. Here are some ideas for a worship service on this significant day.

Ash Wednesday is just around the corner. Here are some ideas for a worship service on this significant day.

There's Joy in the Journey: Ash Wednesday (table display idea for family home during lent...)

There's Joy in the Journey: Ash Wednesday (table display idea for family home during lent...)

Ash Wednesday Service ideas and Why This Day is So Important

Ash Wednesday Service Ideas & Why This Day is So Important

Next Wednesday, March 9, is Ash Wednesday.  Here is the service I have put together for my congregation.  As always, feel free to use any of this material and adapt it for your own context.  I alwa...

Next Wednesday, March 9, is Ash Wednesday. Here is the service I have put together for my congregation. As always, feel free to use any of this material and adapt it for your own context. I alwa...

Another view...  Rev. Sarah Weaver came up with the idea of using fabric to bring water through the desert  for her church's Ash Wednesday service, combining the waters of baptism with the imagery of the wilderness. Dried palms on one side, oil for anointing and ashes on the other.

Another view... Rev. Sarah Weaver came up with the idea of using fabric to bring water through the desert for her church's Ash Wednesday service, combining the waters of baptism with the imagery of the wilderness. Dried palms on one side, oil for anointing and ashes on the other.

PALM WEAVING - According to scripture, Jesus entered Jerusalem on a Sunday. As he entered the city, people laid palm leaves along the street because palm leaves were a symbol of triumph & victory. Today, churches commemorate Jesus' entry into Jerusalem by passing out palm leaves on Palm Sunday.    Later, the palm leaves are returned to the church, burnt, and the ashes used for Ash Wednesday services.

PALM WEAVING - According to scripture, Jesus entered Jerusalem on a Sunday. As he entered the city, people laid palm leaves along the street because palm leaves were a symbol of triumph & victory. Today, churches commemorate Jesus' entry into Jerusalem by passing out palm leaves on Palm Sunday. Later, the palm leaves are returned to the church, burnt, and the ashes used for Ash Wednesday services.

Creative Ash Wednesday service ideas

Creative Ash Wednesday service ideas

Rev. Sarah Weaver came up with the idea of using fabric to bring water through the desert  for her church's Ash Wednesday service, combining the waters of baptism with the imagery of the wilderness. Dried palms on one side, oil for anointing and ashes on the other.

Rev. Sarah Weaver came up with the idea of using fabric to bring water through the desert for her church's Ash Wednesday service, combining the waters of baptism with the imagery of the wilderness. Dried palms on one side, oil for anointing and ashes on the other.

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