40 Days of Lent: Day 1

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Day 1: Attend an Ash Wednesday Service



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Our Ash Wednesday service begins at at 6:00 pm.

First Presbyterian Church

315 E Shawnee Ave, Tahlequah, OK



Ash Wednesday emphasizes a dual encounter: we confront our own mortality and confess our sins before God within the community of faith.

The imposition of ashes is a participation in the call to repentance and reconciliation. It is a mark of our humanity and our intentions to return to God. It is, however, only a symbol. And as such, there is no obligation of any worshiper to have the ashen sign of the cross imposed on one’s forehead.


PCUSA suggested readings for Daily Readings in Lent Lectionary Year A

Joel 2:1–2, 12–17
or Isa. 58:1–12
Ps. 51:1–17
2 Cor. 5:20b—6:10
Matt. 6:1–6, 16–21


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