Ash Wednesday Soup Supper & Service
An annual favorite – our congregation supplies a wide array of delicious homemade soups to sample.
Church Service: our simple, family-friendly service begins around 6:45pm (as we troop upstairs after Soup Supper!) and will run about an hour.
When: Wednesday, February 26th. The Soup Supper beings around 5:30 – it’s a casual affair so feel free to come as you’re able. The Service will start upstairs in the Sanctuary around 6:45, as folks troop upstairs after their meal and fellowship.
Can I bring soup? Yes! This is a popular event – congregation members who love to cook bring their favorite recipes, so there are dozens of soups to sample (great for picky eaters). Sign up to bring soup on the sign-up sheet at the Welcome Center. We request that soups be provided in slow-cookers. They can be dropped off in advance (contact firstname.lastname@example.org to be sure we’re able to receive and store the soup) or if you are bringing soup at the time of the event that they arrive preheated.
What is Ash Wednesday? Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, and derives its name from the placing of repentance ashes on the foreheads of participants and helps us to “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” Lent is a 40-day season (not counting Sundays) marked by repentance, fasting, reflection, and ultimately celebration. The 40-day period represents Christ’s time of temptation in the wilderness, where he fasted and where Satan tempted him. Lent asks believers to set aside a time each year for similar fasting, marking an intentional season of focus on Christ’s life, ministry, sacrifice, and resurrection.