Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we will not have the traditional imposition of ashes this Ash Wednesday, but we are planning to observe the day. We plan to have the in-person Ash Wednesday service at 10:30 on February 17, 2021. Hopefully, I’ll be able to get a video of that service posted to Vimeo and Facebook by 5 p.m. If you plan to watch the service online, I would encourage you to get a bowl of dirt, one that you can leave sitting out until Easter.
At 6 p.m., our regular communion service (over Zoom) will incorporate the Ash Wednesday liturgy. For that service, you’ll probably want bread, grape juice, and dirt. We can provide all three if you need us to; just let me know. You can find the Zoom link at: abilenefirstumc.org/zoom-meetings/. — John Collins,2/14/21