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Ash Wednesday Services
8:15 AM Spoken Service in Chapel, Readings, Prayers, Imposition of Ashes and Holy Communion
9:00 AM Outside on the Church Property : Ash to Go
7:00 PM Full Service of Holy Communion and Imposition of Ashes
Smeared in Sin, Washed in Love
With ash and soot we begin this Lenten season with confession; we begin with Psalm 51; we begin on our knees. Today this ancient prayer placed on our lips becomes new again: “Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions.” We speak our truths from the shadow of our sin, the very shadow that marks our mortality. Like ash traced upon our foreheads, we are marked with the reality of our frailties and failings. It is stark reminder that sin and death are smeared all over us. From this inevitable reality, we cry out for mercy! For as bold as it is to name our sin and sinful ways that lead to death, it is all the more audacious to summon our God! To summon the one who actually has the power to do something about sin and the ways of death! On this day of penitence, through the work and witness of Christ Jesus, we brashly summon God to come, to hear our prayer, and to listen to our confession.
So, with our truths laid bare, we confess our unfaithfulness to God, our lackluster love for our neighbors, our neglect of suffering and injustice in the world. In the same breath, we ask God to wash us, to purge us, and to create in us clean hearts. The smears of sin are washed clean through the love of Christ. And yet, we will leave worship this day still carrying the cross-shaped trace of sin and death upon us. It is a reminder that, even amid our confession, we continue this Lenten season to listen for the perpetual call to return to the Lord our God who is gracious and merciful, abounding in steadfast love (Joel 2:13).
Join us in Worshiping the Lord
Sunday 8:15 and 10:45 AM
Holy Communion celebrated: All are Welcome!
All believe in Jesus are welcome to receive.
9:30 Sunday School for all ages 2-102
God and Dog Video
The sacrament of Holy Communion is freely given to ALL who believe in Jesus.
May the peace of the Lord be with you!
We would love for you to worship with us and
join us in the task of service to our Lord.
Trinity Lutheran Church
1141 West Chester Pike
Havertown PA 19083
We are across from the Hess Gas Station on West Chester Pike – between Manoa and Eagle Rd.