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Ash Wednesday

  • Trinity Church Denver 2497 Fenton Street Edgewater, CO, 80214 United States (map)

This Wednesday, we will enter into our first Lenten season together. Lent is an oft-misunderstood season of the church calendar. Traditionally many Christians have taken the season as an opportunity to fast from certain foods or different parts of their lives as a discipline. Fasting is a wonderful Christian discipline, but where the distortion has come has been when the focus of lent has become the particular fast and not on the person and work of Jesus, particularly as it centers on the cross and his atonement for our sins and the defeat of death.

Our hope during this season is that we would learn together to both feel the problem plaguing our lives and the world, namely sin and death, and long for the solution of God coming in Jesus to declare war on these things culminating in the cross and resurrection of Good Friday and Easter.

Ash Wednesday reminds us of the problem of death. The world is not yet as it should be, and death is the regular reminder that we are waiting for the completed work of Jesus. Receiving ashes on your forehead is an admittedly goofy but powerful reminder that apart from God’s rescue our future is dust. We pray you’ll join us for this reminder and this time of prayer and remembrance of God’s promise to put death away forever.

*We will have coffee and bagels to ensure you're fueled for the day as you leave