Ash Wednesday gratitude

Ash Wednesday gratitude

As I write this at the end of the day on Ash Wednesday, I do so with a humbled heart. Today, our congregation offered ashes to our wider Tucson community. It is the first time after a break due to the pandemic. We weren’t sure if people would stop by. We wondered if...
Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

Next Wednesday, we will enter the season of Lent with the observance of Ash Wednesday. Each year we come together to receive ashes in the form of a cross and turn our attention to the creative power of God and God’s ability to heal the brokenness in our...
Blessing the Dust

Blessing the Dust

As we begin the season of Lent together, I share with you the words of Jan Richardson from her poem, “Blessing the Dust” from her book, Circle of Grace: A Book of Blessing for the Season.  As we make our way from Ash Wednesday through these forty days that await us we...
Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

Next Wednesday, we will observe Ash Wednesday through an online service on Zoom. Ashes are an ancient sign of repentance. Since the Middle Ages, it became the custom to begin Lent by being marked in ash with the sign of the cross. Each year we come together to receive...