Ash Wednesday, a day of fasting, is the first day of Lent in Western Christianity.
Ash Wednesday derives its name from the practice of blessing ashes made from palm branches blessed on the previous year’s Palm Sunday, and placing them on the heads of participants to the accompaniment of the words “Repent, and believe in the Gospel” or “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return”.
We don’t have palm trees at Arthur City Baptist, but we do have Wednesday evening service. Feel free to drop by and join us. We start at 5:00pm.