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.
Congregational Chant: “Come Bring Your Burdens” (S. Afr. Trad.; arr. Bell)
Interrupting Word: Joel 2″1-12 & 12-17
Call to 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 Hymn: “All Praise to Thee” (Thomas Ken/Tune: Talis’ Canon)
© Rev. Kevin Goldenbogen, 2020