Ash Wednesday

Today is Ash Wednesday, which begins the season of Lent. Lent is a season of renewal. It is a season that calls us to repentance and renewed faith in the good news of Jesus and his kingdom. I want to invite you to consider what you might give up or add or give out so that you may be able to journey with Jesus this Lent.
Our Ash Wednesday service is tonight at 6:30 PM. It will be a drive-in service, similar to our weekly prayer times. Drive to the front parking lot in front of the sanctuary, and tune your radio to 102.5 FM to listen. At the end of the service we will give the imposition of ashes starting at both ends of the lot. After you have received the ashes, you may leave the service. 
We also have daily devotions that many of our church members have written for the season. You can receive them via mail or email, and to sign up you can contact Kristina at the church office (334.283.2195). You can also read them on our website. I also read them every morning at 8 AM on the church’s Facebook Live page.
There is another opportunity to join with others in praying for renewal. Seedbed has started a Lenten prayer ministry, and if you’re interested in being a part of it you can read the ways to participate here.
I believe that nothing spurs on on to holiness like simply knowing and hearing the gospel anew, so here is the message I want to give you on this Ash Wednesday: The Lord who loves you reminds you through the scripture that God has blessed you with every spiritual blessing in Christ. Because God is rich in mercy and loves you deeply, God has lavished grace on you through Jesus, in whom you have redemption through his blood. You are God’s masterpiece, created anew in Christ, for acts of good faith. Remember that you were created by God for glory, and nothing less than moral and spiritual grandeur is good enough for you.
Grace and peace,

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