Ash Wednesday Zoom Services – Feb. 17th @ 12:15 & 7:00 PM

As we leave the season of Epiphany marked by a celebration of Jesus’ Transfiguration, we embark now on the season of Lent, beginning with Ash Wednesday on February 17th, 2021. It is a time of reflection, fasting, and repentance in preparation for Eastertide.

ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICES – 12:15 PM & 7:00 PM

Please join us on Zoom (see connection details and service bulletins below) at one of the two services being offered on February 17th.

Welcome to ZOOM worship at St. Thomas @ 12:15 PM

Service Bulletin for Ash Wednesday 12:15 PM

Please connect to our worship meeting at 12:15 pm using one of the following Zoom methods.

There are two ways to do this.

By computer or smartphone (video and audio):

You may access our ZOOM meeting on the following link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82837944592

  1. by telephone (audio only):

Dial +1 669 900 9128       Meeting ID:  828 3794 4592

When prompted for a participant number, touch the pound key #

One tap mobile      +16699009128,,82837944592#

Actual connection time may take several minutes; please be patient.

Once you are connected, your face (or phone number) should appear in a square on your screen, as will the faces of others who have signed in, including Pastor Salying.

Note: For the sake of audio clarity, your mic will be muted on entry.

Please follow along when the order of service appears on the screen. When all are ready, the officiant will begin.

Welcome to ZOOM worship at St. Thomas @ 7:00 PM

Service Bulletin for Ash Wednesday 7:00 PM

Please connect to our worship meeting at 7:00 PM using one of the following Zoom methods.

There are two ways to do this.

1.   by computer or smartphone (video and audio):

You may access our ZOOM meeting on the following link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86313271549

2.   by telephone (audio only):

Dial +1 669 900 9128       Meeting ID:  86313271549

When prompted for a participant number, touch the pound key #

Actual connection time may take several minutes; please be patient.

Once you are connected, your face (or phone number) should appear in a square on your screen, as will the faces of others who have signed in, including Pastor Salying.

Note: For the sake of audio clarity, your mic will be muted on entry.

Please follow along when the order of service appears on the screen. When all are ready, the officiant will begin.

WHAT IS ASH WEDNESDAY?

Ash Wednesday traditionally marks the first day of Lent, a 40-day period of time (excluding Sundays) leading up to Easter. This is a time many Christians set aside to remember Christ’s life during His 40 days of fasting in the desert. The period from Ash Wednesday to Easter excluding Sundays mirrors these forty days that are segmented by six Sundays, considered celebration days where we gather as a faith community to commemorate Christ’s resurrection.

CHRISTIAN RITUAL

According to Wikipedia, the Ash Wednesday ritual is described this way:

“Ashes are ceremonially placed on the heads of Christians on Ash Wednesday, either by being sprinkled over their heads or, more often, by being marked on their foreheads as a visible cross.

The words used traditionally to accompany this gesture are:

Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return. – (Based on Genesis 3:19)

In the 1969 revision of the Roman Rite, an alternative formula was introduced and given first place:

Repent, and believe in the Gospel. – (Mark 1:15)”

These acts of observance are designed to guide us on our spiritual journeys to draw us closer as a faith community to Jesus Christ, in whom we place our faith.

QUESTIONS OR SPECIAL NEEDS

If you have questions or special needs, please Contact Us.

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