An Ash Wednesday/Lenten Poem

I burn the palms from last year
A year gone with its dreams.
Burnt offerings to a God who tells me
Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust

The brazier is warm from the fire called down
Which consumes and I wonder what fire is really
What is it that can change hope and joy to ash?
Charity and comfort to soot and […]

2014-03-06T10:46:25-05:00March 6th, 2014|Lent, WEP Blog|Comments Off on An Ash Wednesday/Lenten Poem

What is “Ash Wednesday”?

Ashes to Go in Hampden with Good Shepherd UMCWhat is Ash Wednesday?
It is the beginning of Lent, a 40 day time of preparing and an appreciation of God’s great love and sacrifice leading up to Jesus’ crucifixion – to carry our sins and burdens when we […]

2017-01-18T22:14:23-05:00March 6th, 2014|Lent, WEP Blog|Comments Off on What is “Ash Wednesday”?

Ash Wednesday

Enter a wonderful week – full of Spirit and reflection.

Lenten cross

Why is this Wednesday special?

Wednesday is an invitation to STOP. In Boy Scout preparedness, the first survival skill you learn is to: S.T.O.P. Stop and slow down your […]

2017-01-18T22:14:26-05:00February 20th, 2012|WEP Blog|Comments Off on Ash Wednesday