Ash Wednesday Service
When: March 6th | 7PM - 8:30PM
Where: Dolores Park Church
Join us for a traditional Ash Wednesday Service in partnership with Eucharist Church. Participants can expect times of prayer, song, Scripture reading, solemn contemplation, confession, communion, and receiving of an ash cross upon the forehead as a sign of our mortality. We hope you can participate in this special joint gathering of our two church communities as we humble ourselves before the Lord and take on a posture of repentance, fasting, and sober contemplation in this Lent Season.
– Wednesday, March 6th
– 7PM – 8:30PM
– Dolores Park Church (455 Dolores Street)
– Parking available two blocks away at Everett Middle School (enter on 17th Street)
– Childcare for 6 months – 2 years old provided
What Is Ash Wednesday?
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent, a 40-day period in the Church calendar focusing on repentance, fasting, and prayer in preparation for the great feast and celebration of Easter.
Throughout the Bible’s Old Testament, ashes represent sorrow and repentance (Psalm 102:9-10; Job 42:4-6; Lamentations 4:5; Daniel 9:3). Christians too have traditionally used ashes to indicate sorrow and grief for our own sin, and as a reminder that the wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23). Like our first parents Adam and Eve, we have disobeyed God and are therefore under the same judgment of bodily death: “You are dust, and to dust you shall return” (Genesis 3:19).
But as we are marked with ashes as a sign of our mortality on Ash Wednesday, we are also reminded of the life we share in Jesus Christ, the victorious and faithful second Adam (Romans 5:17, 6:4). It is with a sorrow for our sin and a sure hope of salvation in Jesus that we begin the 40-day journey of Lent — that by hearing and answering our Savior’s call to repent, we may enter fully into the joyful celebration of His resurrection on Easter.
Who Is Eucharist Church?
Eucharist Church SF is a Christian congregation rooted in the Anglican tradition and shaped by the Benedictine way of following Jesus. Reality SF has supported their ministry for several years through our church-planting program, Grafted, and we are grateful to partner with them in the advancement of the Gospel in San Francisco. Additionally, Eucharist holds their Sunday gatherings in the RSF Fellowship Hall of at our headquarters on Bryant Street.