Ash Wednesday Service February 18, 2015 7:00 pm
““The Spirit of the Lord God is Upon Me!”
“Remember: you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” Those are the words that are said as the ashes of the palm branches are placed on our forehead Wednesday evening. But there is more. Dust is not our destiny. Our destiny is that the Spirit of the Lord is upon us. David writes, “Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit.” Psalm 51:12 Lent is a time for an awareness and a reception of restoration. Isaiah writes about the Savior that was to come, live with us and heal. Heal with His words, with His actions and with His life. Isaiah wrote, “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news…” Christ read the prophecy of Isaiah that He was to come, to heal, to bind wounds, to comfort and to proclaim salvation and freedom for all. After reading, Christ rolled up the ancient scroll and said, “Today this Scripture has been fulfilled …” Luke 4:21 Today the ashes are place on our head and the Spirit of the Lord is upon us and by his grace we are healed.
Question: What actions of David led to his writing Psalm 51?
Answer: The answer is found in Psalm 51:1 which reads, “To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet went to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.” The entire details of David’s sin is given in Second Samuel 11.
Feb. 18- Ash Wednesday- The Spirit of the Lord 7:00 pm
Feb. 22– Sunday School and LifeGroups 9:15 am
Blessed are the Forgiven, Psalm 32 10:30 am
March 1– Sunday School and LifeGroups 9:15 am
Creator, Protector, Director, Psalm 121 10:30 am
LifeCenter Opening on Hold- Need Fire Marshall Approval
The LifeCenter is ready for an inspection from the Fire Marshall. There is a backlog of inspections and Rick Geiler, our architect, is working on getting the inspection scheduled. The State Fire Marshall Office did okay storing our 275 chairs in the LifeCenter which arrived last week. Soon our address will be 200 Fletcher Avenue.
Ash Wednesday Service This Week
We begin the Lenten season this week on Wednesday Feb. 18, at 7:00 p.m. Because of the delay in the opening of the LifeCenter we will not be able to hold additional Wednesday evening Lenten Services this year. We will have a Good Friday Service on April 3rd.
Dedication of the LifeCenter to be Rescheduled
The dedication date for the LifeCenter will be reset after we are given approval by the State Fire Marshal to occupy the building.