Ash Wednesday Noon Prayer
February 26, 12:00-12:30pm
Pathways Retreat House
No cost or registration. All are welcome!
This service includes scripture, song, silence, and marking with ashes. An opportunity to turn our faces toward the One who calls our hearts home. “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:21
Stepping from the brightness of Epiphany
We enter and unfamiliar place called “Lent.”
Our eyes are slow to adjust to the change.
We blink back tears and stand still wondering if our eyes are open or closed,
For nothing visible lies before us.
Our senses tell us there are objects ahead-
Prized places, sacred spaces.
There is no sense of urgency;
Time has fallen away leaving forty days and forty nights
To explore this unknown, yet somehow familiar place;
Touching, feeling, knowing holy moments.
~ Gretchen Olheiser, Women’s Uncommon Prayer