The season of Lent, a time of fasting, prayer, and repentance, begins with Ash Wednesday. Many of us appreciate the opportunity to come together on that first day for a time of prayer. We let ourselves be marked with the sign of the cross, a stark symbol of how profoundly fractured our relationships are with God, with one another, and with our fellow creatures. Yet at the same time, it is the emblem of our hope. The ashes are what is left of the palm branches we waved with joy and expectation when Jesus entered the city. Enthusiasm, commitments, and intentions gone up in flames. We are earthlings after all, creatures, not lords of creation. But our God remembers that we are dust (Psalm 103:14). This is our hope: the memory and boundless love of God. Come and join us on Wednesday, March 6,at 6:30 p.m.