Ash Wednesday. What is it? Where did it come from? Why are we having an Ash Wednesday Service at CPC. These are all questions you may have been asking yourself in recent days or weeks.
Put simply, Ash Wednesday is a time to remember our sin and our frailty, to focus on confession and repentance, and to look to Jesus as our only hope.
For many, Ash Wednesday’s history carries a lot of baggage that presents challenges. In this post we have linked a brief history of Ash Wednesday to help you gain a fuller understanding of what it is and where it comes from. In CPC’s Ash Wednesday service we have borrowed from tradition but have sought to craft a service that is robustly reformed, gospel centered, and Christ honoring. We hope it will be a blessing to you and that this article will help you to understand its value for us.
We hope you will join us for one of our Ash Wednesday Services at 12PM and 6:30PM