Good News Amid the Ashes

The readings for Ash Wednesday are: Psalm 51; Joel 2:1-2, 12-17; Psalm 103:8-14; II Corinthians 5:20b-6:10; Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21.

You can listen to Pastor Jay’s sermon here:

Let us pray:

Merciful God, accompany our journey through these forty days. Renew us in the gift of baptism, that we may provide for those who are poor, pray for those in need, fast from self-indulgence, and above all that we may find our treasure in the life of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Ever: Doesn’t mean what you think it means…

The readings for Presentation of Our Lord are: Isaiah 40:21-31; Psalm 84; Hebrews 2:14-18; Luke 22:40.

You can listen to Pastor Jay’s sermon here:

We also blessed our candles and communion vessels are reminders of Christ in our midst as we ended our Christmas season.

Christ the Son of Mary, Incarnate God, fill you with his grace to trust his promises and obey his will; and the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be upon you and remain with you always. Amen.