Lent is traditionally a time of repentance and fasting as Christians echo the journey of Jesus into the desert. According to the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke, Jesus went into the desert for 40 days and nights where he fasted and was tempted to turn away from God’s calling in exchange for an easier life. St Luke’s is marking the beginning of the 40 days of lent with an Ash Wednesday Service of Repentance, followed by supper.
Anyone who feels the need to make a change in their life is welcome to join us in this service where participants are annointed with oil mixed with the ash from the burnt palm leaves from Palm Sunday in 2018, as an outward sign of their commitment to repentance, and an acknowledgement of our broken-ness and of our need for God to experience healing and wholeness.
It is a very moving experience.