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Ash Wednesday - St. Paul's UMC, Cedar Rapids

  • Details

  • 2/26/20
  • 7 - 8 p.m.
  • Free
  • All Ages
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  • Religion

Event Description

Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent, a day when we encounter our own mortality and confess our sin before God within the community of faith. Join us at St. Paul's UMC (1340 3rd Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids) 12:15 pm or 7:00 pm for a Taize style service is planned for an intimate and inspired experience. Repetitive singing of simple harmonized tunes, interspersed with readings, prayers, a short homily, and periods of silence will bring us into God’s loving presence as we begin our Lenten journey together. Our Sanctuary Choir will also grace our 7:00 pm worship service.