St. Thomas Episcopal Church

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday is the official beginning of Lent.  A season of preparation, of remembrance and repentance, Lent represents a time that is different.  The first day of Lent, or Ash Wednesday gathers us to embrace this season in an intentional way that affects us both individually as well as a community.  This year is no different.  Even with the pandemic, we invite you to gather for this holy day – either online or in-person at noon or 7pm. 

Our Ash Wednesday liturgy this year will be different.  Based on the service that would have been used in the last great pandemic 100 years ago, the Ash Wednesday liturgy from the 1892 Book of Common Prayer was meant to be part of Morning or Evening Prayer and will serve as our Service of the Word before we share in Holy Communion.  What is missing in this rite is what we are refraining from due to necessary precautions: the imposition of ashes.  There is a great deal that our forebears and this liturgy can show us about how we can address this day and where we are in the midst of the pandemic today.  Whether you join us online or in-person at noon or 7pm, you are invited to join us in prayer, worship and receive a solemn blessing. 

The church will be open 15 minutes prior to the service for individual prayer.

Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Thank you!

Wear your mask – Masks are required and must be worn over the mouth and nose.

Enter through the correct door – When you arrive for church, please use the archway entrance on Miami near the parish hall.  Entering through these doors provides allows a clear access to hand sanitizers, the self-health check station.

Self-Health Check – A health assessment with a temperature check will be required as well as maintaining physical distancing of 6′ apart (we have mandated capacity control and we can reserve seats for up to 50 people for each service).  

Find your seat – Seating will be marked to ensure physical distancing.  At the end of the service, we will dismiss people from the back of the nave to the front, exiting via the narthex and the red doors.

Date: 02/17/2021 (Wed.)

Created by:   St. Thomas Episcopal Church
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Time (EST) Available Slot
12:00pm - 1:00pm  

Person Attending (50)

20 of 50 slots filled
Jim Davis (3)
Lilias Folan
Debbie Biron
Helen & Tom Hurley (3)
Bringing Barb Gordon
Dave Elberfeld (2)
Mike & Kay Pope (2)
John & Susan Ewalt (2)
Ed Haushalter (2)
Marilyn Gardner (2)
Tom & Jen Cavill
Elizabeth Reynolds
7:00pm - 8:00pm  

Person Attending (50)

12 of 50 slots filled
Ann Cushing
Kenneth Smith (2)
Marilyn Buckley (2)
Donald and Marilyn Buckley
Nancy Spears
Dorsey Spears
Jamie Flerlage (2)
Rosalee Campbell Campbell (2)
Ken and Rosalee Campbell
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