I had the honor of helping lead music for the Ash Wednesday  service at  Hendersonville First United Methodist Church. This ancient tradition is such a moving time of reflection on Christ beginning  the Lent season.

One modern touch is the congregants write a “sin” on a piece of flash paper and place it on the cross. Then the cross is lit and the “sins” of the people are burned up in a spectacular ball of flame.

The service order.

Prelude: Give Us Clean Hands


Hymn: The Churches One Foundation

Scripture Psalm 51

Offertory: Kindness


Scripture: Hebrews 12:25-29

Sermon: “Warning, Consuming Fire”

Imposition of the Ashes

Prayer of Confession

The Lords Prayer

Hymn: Lord I Want To Be  A Christian


Going Forth – everyone leaves in silence

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