Ash Wednesday Services
Ash Wednesday Services, Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Montrose Campus, 6 and 7:00 p.m.
Pasadena-Bresee Campus, 7:00 p.m.
The time leading up to Easter is known as Lent, beginning on Ash Wednesday and continuing through Maundy Thursday. Lent is the six-week (40 day) period of preparation for Easter, commemorating the 40 days that Jesus fasted in the desert. The six Sundays in Lent aren’t counted in the 40 days, as each one is considered a “mini-Easter,” a time to celebrate Jesus’ victory over death.
At Montrose Church, we mark the beginning of Lent with an Ash Wednesday family service, taking a break from our regular midweek activities for students. While we don’t consider it a requirement to “give up” something for Lent (such as food, activities, etc.), many people find it especially meaningful to practice this tradition individually and/or as a family.
We invite you to join us at one of our campuses to worship together as a family, prayerfully consider your personal journey to Easter, and receive the Lent ashes as a symbol of this journey.
Nursery is provided for infants through age three. Please note that there are no activities for children and students on Ash Wednesday so that everyone can participate together in this experience.