Ash Wednesday Joint Service at Old West Church

For the second year in a row, Faith Lutheran Church is joining Old West Church (United Methodist) for an Ash Wednesday Service at 7:00 pm Wednesday, February 14. Last year, we did it at our place at 311 Broadway. This year, we’re coming to them!

Old West Church is a stately and spacious old building with a beautiful organ (that will be played by our own Dan Wyneken!). It is located near Government Center. (See a map here.) The closest T stop is Bowdoin. There will be free validated parking, available at nearby Charles River Plaza Parking Deck. (More details about directions here.)

This is a solemn, meditative service, in which we confess our sin, receive the sign of ashes on our foreheads as a reminder of our fragility and mortality, and hope in God’s gracious work in our lives. It’s the perfect way to start the Lenten season.

This year, Ash Wednesday also falls on Valentine’s Day, prompting us to reflect on the intersection of love and death, connection and isolation, commercialism and faith.

So, come…get your ashes, get your Jesus and “remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”