Ash Wednesday begins Lent with a call to pay attention to the gap between how we are living and God’s way of wholeness and life.
As part of acknowledging the reality of sin and death, we will put ashes in the shape of the cross on each others’ foreheads, while saying “Remember you are dust, and to dust you shall return” — in other words, life is short and the fime for change is now.
Here is a listing of some of the Ash Wednesday services available in the Portland metro area:
St Timothy Lutheran Church
14500 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97236
Ash Wednesday 11:30am and 7pm
King of Kings Lutheran Church
5501 SE Thiessen Road
Milwaukie, OR 97267
11 am imposition of ashes
7 pm ashes and communion
First Immanuel Lutheran Church
1816 NW Irving St, Portland, OR 97209
Ash Wednesday: Noon and 7 PM
Central Lutheran Church
1820 NE 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97212
Ash Wednesday, at 7 pm.
Augustana Lutheran Church
2710 NE 14th Avenue, Portland OR 97212
Ash Wednesday, February 26
12 noon Worship with Imposition of Ashes
7 p.m. Worship Service with Holy Communion and Imposition of Ashes
Prince of Life Lutheran Church
13896 S Meyers Rd, Oregon City, OR 97045
Ash Wednesday 12 pm and 7 pm services.
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
5415 SE Powell Blvd., Portland, OR 97206
10am at Mount Tabor Courtyard in the Community Room, 6323 SE Division
7pm in the St. Mark’s Sanctuary
Community of ChristChurch
5170 NE Five Oaks Drive Hillsboro, OR 97124
Ash Wednesday service at noon & at 6pm
St. James Lutheran Church
1315 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97201
Ash Wednesday services noon and 7pm
Trinity Lutheran, Santa Cruz Episcopal, Living Table
507 W Powell Blvd, Gresham
Noon, 4pm, 7pm.
All services bilingual.
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