Ash Wednesday 2024

Ash Wednesday 2024

Ash Wednesday (February 14)

On Ash Wednesday, we begin our forty-day journey toward Easter with a day of fasting and repentance. Marking our foreheads with dust, we acknowledge that we die and return to the earth. At the same time, the dust traces the life-giving cross indelibly marked on our foreheads at baptism. While we journey through Lent to return to God, we have already been reconciled to God through Christ. We humbly pray for God to make our hearts clean while we rejoice that “now is the day of salvation.” Returning to our baptismal call, we more intentionally bear the fruits of mercy and justice in the world.

Ashes to Go (5-7 P.M. & By Appointment)

Pastor Jason or Vicar Taylor will be available for a short prayer and the imposition of ashes at the church from 5-7 p.m. on Ash Wednesday for walk-ins or from 10 a.m.– 5 p.m. by appointment (email

Weather permitting, it will be in the outdoor Gathering Garden; otherwise it’ll be inside the narthex/entry vestibule. Look for the signage on Hoyne Avenue to direct you inside.

Worship (7:30 P.M.)

A full, 50-minute liturgy with confession, imposition of ashes, preaching, and Communion either online or in-person. 

IN-person worship

All are welcome to join us for in-person worship. Additional information about commonly asked topics can be found at the links below.

Worship Livestream

Preparations For LivestrEAM

  • Dim the lights and make a sacred space
  • You will be invited to gather dirt, dust, or soot for marking your head with ashes.
  • Gather bread and wine for Communion (or something to eat and drink)

Worship LivestrEAM Links

To download our electronic bulletin and connect via Facebook or YouTube, visit our Worship Livestream page on Ash Wednesday.

Frequently asked Questions

Will services be offered on-site at the church? Yes, we will offer an in-person worship experience. You can learn more about our COVID-19 safety practices here.

What’s worship like at WPLC? You can learn a bit more about our worship style here, and can check out a service or two on our YouTube page.

Where can I learn more about WPLC? Check out our visitor information section.

I have another question. E-mail Pastor Jason at or leave a message at the church by calling 773-276-0263.