Reverend Ed Sunday-Winters – Service
Hal Parker – Musical Director, Piano, Voice
Priscilla Bonney-Smith – Flowers

Ash Wednesday
February 17, 2021

Welcome and Opening Prayer
Call to Worship (Genesis 2:7; 3: 19 Psalm 104: 29-30; John 1: 18)

One:   Friends and neighbors, in the middle of this season of Covid-19, we pause
to observe Ash Wednesday together as a faith community.
All:    We remember that God made us from fragile, blessed dust And breathes through us the breath of life and love.
One:   From dust we are created in God’s image and to God’s good dust we shall return.
All:    With dust and oil we claim the mark of God’s beloved creature.
One:   Today we begin our 40-day Lenten journey to discover who we are
created to be as God’s beloved.
All:    In daily practices of prayer and service we will embark upon
this Lenten journey.

One:   We follow Jesus, God’s Beloved Child, bone of our bone and flesh of our flesh
in whom we see God’s image most clearly.
All:    So come, let us pray for strength and imagination to follow Jesus
wherever he will lead us this

Song/Hymn #232 Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart                    
Song/Hymn #234 Breathe on Me, Breath of God
Imposition of Ashes
Song/Hymn #524 Lead Me, Lord