Ash Wednesday is here. We will have a special service Wednesday, March 5 at 7:00 pm in the Kathie Stuart Room.

We’ll also be starting our Lenten Blog next week! But first we’d like to start you off with a beautiful reflection on what Ash Wednesday means to Jan Richardson. Jan uses her art as a part of her ministry and writes a beautiful blog called the Painted Prayerbook.

My husband’s ashes are in the keeping of my brother. Scott is holding onto them until the day I can bear to gather them up and release them. On that day, we will bury Gary’s ashes on the farm that has been in the Richardson family for more than a century; the farm where, on a bright spring day so recently, Gary and I were married.

You can imagine that Ash Wednesday will feel different for me this year and always…READ MORE HERE.