Ash Wednesday Thoughts

Dear Friends of The Valley

Ash Wednesday is today … our service this evening is at 6pm via zoom (invitation link below) and I have attached the order of service once again. As you join in this evening please may I suggest you:

  • have a candle lit at the start of the service;
  • have your ash pot and order of service open and ready to use;
  • have already decided how you will keep Lent 2021- if not don’t worry, ask me for a chat;
  • have finished what you need to do, so you can relax into the music at the end of our short service and continue in quiet reflection and prayer.

Also attached is an Ash Wednesday colouring sheet, and a couple of calendars to accompany you through Lent – one simply colouring and the other with small daily activities or you may like this interactive link here https://calendar.myadvent.net/?id=3dd8a9e4f1228f9cb3a0945b8a155058 – obviously they all start today!!!

My prayer for this Ash Wednesday 2021 is that we recognise our need of God’s mercy, grace and healing as we prepare to step into a season of a closer walk with God, a time of honest reflection and transformation.

Best wishes

Julie