Ashes to Go 2017 – fourth annual!

Ash Wednesday (Wednesday, March 1, 2017) starts Lent, the period leading up to Easter. “Ashes to Go” are being offered by Grace Episcopal Church and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, serving the Concord area.

Ashes will be administered in Eagle Square, Main Street, Concord, from 12 pm–1:30pm, by the Rev. Kate Atkinson, Rector, St. Paul’s Church, Concord, the Rev. Jason Wells, Rector, Grace Church, East Concord and the Rev. Jon Hopkins, Pastor, Concordia Lutheran Church, Concord.

Ash Wednesday is marked by prayer and fasting in the Christian faith. To observe this holy day, ashes are placed on foreheads as a reminder of human mortality. “Ashes to Go” is about bringing spirit, belief, and belonging out from behind church doors, and into the places where we go every day.

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Lent 2017

Ash Wednesday is March 1! We have services at Grace Episcopal Church at 8:30am and 6:00pm. If you cannot attend, clergy will be on Main Street from 12-1pm for “Ashes to Go.”

If you have old, blessed palms, please drop them off in the parish hall to be burned for ashes.

Death and Dying on Sundays at 11:15am. In this class we will talk about death’s spiritual and theological meaning and also prepare for our own funerals. Someday you might be called to care for a dying loved one. Or, prepare now to leave behind your wishes as a gift to your loved ones.

Christ and Bonhoeffer on Wednesdays in March, 5:30-7:30pm, at St. Paul’s, 21 Centre St. Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a Lutheran pastor who died in a concentration camp for leading Christians in resisting the Nazis. Learn about his faith in Christ and his grace-filled thinking through weekly video lectures by Archbishop Rowan Williams.