On Wednesday many Christians will mark the beginning of the Lenten Season by having ashes placed on their foreheads as a sign of repentance and as a reminder of the shortness of human life.
Catholic writer Thomas Merton once said Ash Wednesday, “… is for people who know that it means for their soul to be logged with these icy waters: all of us are such people, if only we can realize it.”
Below is a list of area Ash Wednesday services.
Audubon Park UMC: 11 a.m.
Central Lutheran Spokane: 7 p.m.
Christ the King Anglican Church: 7 p.m.
Covenant United Methodist Church: 7 p.m.
Episcopalian Church of the Resurrection: 12 p.m., 7 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church: 7 p.m.
Holy Cross Lutheran: 12 p.m., 7 p.m., light dinner at 5:30 p.m.
Immaculate Heart Retreat Center: 8 a.m., 11:45 a.m.
Our Lady of Fatima: 7 p.m.
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church: 7 p.m.
Rockford Community UMC: 6 p.m.
St. Aloysius Catholic Church: 12 p.m.
St. David’s Episcopal: 12 p.m., Traditional Rite II service, 7 p.m. Celtic service
St. John’s Lutheran Church: 6:45 p.m.
St. Joseph Parish, Colbert: 8 a.m. Mass, 6:30 p.m. Rosary, 7 p.m. Mass
St. Marks Lutheran: 7 p.m.
St. Matthew ELCA: 7 p.m.
St. Paul Lutheran Chewelah: 7 p.m.
St. Peter Catholic Church: 7:15 a.m., 9 a.m., 7 p.m
St. Stephen’s Episcopal: 12 p.m.
The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist: 7 a.m., 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 7 p.m.
Veradale United Church of Christ: 7 p.m.
Westminster UCC: 5:30 p.m.
Editor’s note: This list only includes listings that were submitted. To add your listing leave it in the comment section below or email Tracy.Simmons@ReligionNews.com