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1 GATHERING Welcome & Announcements Preparation Choral Introit: Tsmindao Ghmerto Collect of the Day Song: 1. Confitemini Domino WORD Scripture Readings Song: 2. Spiritus Jesu Christi Reflection Choral Music: The Peace of Wild Things Prayers of the People: 3. Kyrie Eleison ASHES Preparation & Imposition of Ashes Song : 4. Veni Sancte Spiritus Choral Music: Ki Biya Song: 5. The Kingdom of God

2 Preparation (candles are lit; silence) Choral Introit: Tsmindao Ghmerto Trisagion from the Republic of Georgia Holy God, Holy and Mighty, Holy and Immortal, have mercy on us. + silence + Collect of the Day Church of the Holy Trinity, alt. Song: 1. Confitemini Domino (seated, in Latin ) + silence +

3 WORD Genesis 2: 4b-7 Psalm 51: Isaiah 58:1-11 Song: 2. Spiritus Jesu Christi (seated, in Latin ) + silence + Reflection + silence +

4 Choral Music: The Peace of Wild Things Words: Wendell Berry. Music: Malcolm Dalglish When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children's lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds. I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief. I come into the presence of still water. And I feel above me the day-blind stars waiting with their light. For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free. + silence +

5 Prayers of the People: 3. Kyrie Eleison (seated) The Iona Community, alt. + silence + ASHES Preparation of Ashes Prayer over the Ashes

6 God our Creator, you have formed us out of the dust of the earth. May these ashes be to us a sign of our mortality, repentance and renewal: a humble remembrance of our life in you, and our relationship with your creation; a witness to the Way of Jesus in your world and your promise of a new creation. Guide us on our Lenten journey, we pray, and kindle in us the fire of your Love. Amen.

7 Imposition of Ashes: 4. Veni Sancte Spiritus (in Latin) You may come forward to receive the sign of ashes on your forehead or on the back of your hand. Our ashes include palms from the Palm Sunday celebrations of a small rural congregation of women in Limonar, Cuba. + silence +

8 Choral Music: Ki Biya Sesoto Church Song, South Africa I put my life in your hands, Jesus. I trust you Lord, you are my rock. + silence + Closing Prayer Song: 5. The Kingdom of God (seated ) + silence +

9 whenever you are ready, you may depart in silence as you leave, pick up an Ash Wednesday gift, for your Lenten journey Wed., Feb. 27 th A Service of Word and Table: Lent III Preacher: Rev. Dr. Orville James Presider: Rev. Heather Weaver-Oroz See:


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