Niagara Falls Episcopal Urban Ministry - 140 Rainbow Blvd - Niagara Falls, NY 14303
St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Ash Wednesday Schedule
6am-8am Niagara Falls Medical Center Ashes to Go
10:45am-11:45am Community Missions Ashes to Go
12noon St. Peter's Liturgy for Ash Wednesday
including homily & Eucharist
2:30p-4pm 3rd St. & Old Falls Blvd Ashes to Go
4:30pm-6:30pm Top's, NFTS Depot - Portage Road Ashes to Go
7p - 8:30p Niagara Falls Medical Center Ashes to Go
Why “Ashes to Go”?
The imposition of ashes on Ash Wednesday is an ancient sign of penitence. From the Middle Ages it became the custom to begin Lent by being marked in ash with the sign of the cross. The reminder that we are dust turns our attention to the creative power of God, and God’s ability to heal the brokenness in our lives when we offer that brokenness to God. That turning to God is the work of Lent, preparation for the celebration of Easter.
We will be offering ashes on street corners, parking lots, and workplaces on Ash Wednesday, March 1, 2017, because we believe that reminder of need, humility, and healing shouldn’t be confined to a church building. We probably need it more when we are in the middle of our daily business! The ashes we receive here are to remind us throughout the day of our need for God, and of God’s call to us.
Watch this space for times and locations.
There is much more to the beginning of Lent than ashes alone, and we encourage you to make time for worship with a community of faith, for the support of others and of the great traditions of faith in our work of repentance and renewal. But God meets us not just in worship, but in the midst of life, and we offer the opportunity to remember our faith to those whose schedules make it hard to stop and pray with others today.
And, yes, there will also be a complete, traditional liturgy at noon inside at St. Peter's.
[See press release here.]
See Niagara Gazette story