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Ashes & Oil: 2020

  The Ash Wednesday liturgy below is simple and traditional.  After the imposition of ashes, though, we have added a time for congregants to come forward and share their need for healing with our pastors and deacons before being anointed with oil.  This theme of healing and oil could be carried into Lent, used in other services leading up to Holy Week and also within Holy Week.


Gathering Music

Congregational Chant:  “Come Bring Your Burdens” (S. Afr. Trad.; arr. Bell)

Interrupting Word: Joel 2″1-12 & 12-17

Call to Confession

Silent Confession

Response: “Agnus Dei”

Women/Girls: O Christ, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world, have mercy upon us.

Men/Boys: O Christ, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world,have mercy upon us.

All: O Christ, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world, grant us your peace.

Psalm: 51:1-2 & 10-12

Thanksgiving over the Ashes

Imposition of Ashes

Congregational Chant: “Come & Fill Our Hearts” (Taizé)

Gospel: Mark 1:29-34

Anointing with Oil

Congregaional Chants: “Our Darkness” (Taizé) & “Come Bring Your Burdens”

Closing Prayer

Closing Hymn:       “All Praise to Thee” (Thomas Ken/Tune: Talis’ Canon)

Benediction


© Rev. Kevin Goldenbogen, 2020

Kevin Goldenbogen is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ serving Charlotte Congregational Church in northwestern Vermont. He skis, runs, bakes bread, and tries every day to follow Jesus. He is married to the perfect woman and has two boys who he loves beyond words.

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