Ash Wednesday – 2-10-2016

Hello Friends,

The Holy Season of Lent begins this Wednesday, February 10, 2016. Our church calendar originally listed a 4:30 p.m. Mass time for Wednesday but we needed to cancel it as the space at Lutheran Campus Center on Wednesdays, at this time, is routinely used. As you saw from a previous announcement via email; I administered ashes this past Sunday and will again on this coming Sunday, the first Sunday of Lent.

I will include Wednesday’s readings below in this message for your pondering and reflection. We are told by the prophet Joel to return to our loving God with our whole hearts, a God who is gracious and merciful. Paul in his letter to the Corinthians reminds us that now is the acceptable time to be reconciled to God, who came into our existence as our brother, Jesus–one who knew all that we go through. Finally, in Matthew’s gospel, we are instructed to do whatever we do during this holy season of Lent to better ourselves, in secret–let it be between God and us. May this season be a rich one for each of you–peace and love, Pastor Kathy



  • Joel 2: 12-18
  • 2 Corinthians 5: 20–6:2
  • Matthew 6: 1-6, 16-18