February 14 Worship Ash Wednesday Service

Join us as Rev. Dr. Craig Alwin leads us in the 6:30 pm Ash Wednesday Worship in person and on Zoom.

Every year at Easter we celebrate with joy our redemption and renewal through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The season of Lent is a time to prepare for this celebration and to listen for the Spirit of God speaking, calling us to renew our faith in this mystery. 

Ash Wednesday is the special observance of the first day of Lent. We begin our journey through Lent by acknowledging our need for repentance and the love and forgiveness shown to us in Jesus Christ. 

As a sign of your repentance, you will be invited to come forward, if you desire, to receive the imposition of ashes. Pastor Craig will trace the sign of the cross on your forehead with ashes, as an ancient symbol of humility and grief. 

All are invited, in the name of Christ, to observe a Holy Lent, by self-examination and penitence, by prayer and fasting, by practicing works of love, and by reading and reflecting on God’s Holy Word.  

Scripture Lessons:


GOSPEL READING: Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 

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Scripture: Common English Bible (CEB)
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GTG = Glory to God Hymnal
PH = Presbyterian Hymnal
Worship Liturgy from the:
   Call to Worship 57.1 Year B
   Published by the Office of Theology and Worship
   of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
   The official journal of the Presbyterian Association of Musicians

Preacher: “Where Your Treasure Is” Rev. Dr. Craig R. Alwin
Scripture: Psalm 51:1-17, Isaiah 58:1-12 (Common English Bible)
Liturgist:                                       Jolene Schry, Emily Hayes, Cheryl Clarenbach, Pete Wills
Cantors:                                        Carol Wetzel, Nancy Pitzen
Organist/Pianist:                     Kris Bartelt
Design/Audio/Video:           Debbie Cooley, John Neville

Prelude Music: “Just As I Am” arr. Fred Bock
From Bock’s Best Volume IV
Copyright © 1991 Fred Bock Music Company
From Bock’s Best Volume V
Copyright © 1996 Fred Bock Music Company

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Sung Response: GTG 442 “Just As I Am”
TEXT: Charlotte Elliott, 1834, alt.; Spanish trans. Tomás M. Westrup, alt; Korean trans. anon.;
Korean trans. © The Hymnal Society of Korea

MUSIC (WOODWORTH, LM): William Batchelder Bradbury, 1849; harm. The Hymnbook, 1955;
harm. © 1955, ren. 1983 John Ribble (admin. Westminster John Knox Press)

Sung Response: GTG 627 “I Love You, Lord”
TEXT: Laurie Klein, 1978; © 1978 House of Mercy Music
(admin. Universal Music – Brentwood Benson Publishing)

MUSIC (I LOVE YOU, LORD Irregular): Laurie Klein, 1978, © 1978 House of Mercy Music (admin. Universal Music – Brentwood Benson Publishing)
For use solely with the SongSelect® Terms of Use. All rights reserved.
CCLI License # 1644445

Offering: GTG 518 “Your Ony Son”
TEXT: Twila Paris; 1985 © 1985 Mountain Spring Music and Straightway Music
(admin. EMICMGPublishing.com)
MUSIC (LAMB OF GOD, LM with refrain): Twila Paris, 1985;
© 1985 Mountain Spring Music and Straightway Music (admin. EMICMGPublishing.com)
All rights reserved. First Presbyterian Church, FDL CCLI License #1644445

Offertory GTG 607 “Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow”
TEXT: Neil Weatherhogg, 1988; © 1990 Neil Weatherhogg
MUSIC (OLD HUNDREDTH, LM): Genevan Psalter, 1551

Sung Response: GTG 166 “Lord Who Throughout These Forty Days”
TEXT: Claudia F. I. Hernaman, 1873, alt.
MUSIC (ST. FLAVIAN, CM): Day’s Psalter, 1562

Sending Song GTG 540 “Farewell, Good Friends”
TEXT: Hebrew blessing
MUSIC (SHALOM, CHAVERIM; Irregular): Israeli melody

Postlude: “St. Flavian” arr. by Healey Willan
from Healey Willan, Ten Hymn Preludes for Organ Set 1
Copyright © 1956 by C.F. Peters Corporation, New York

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