Spirituality on the Go — Drive up for ‘Ashes and a Prayer’ at the Advent Lutheran Church
Wednesday - Feb. 26, 2020
7:00 am - 9:00 am
Advent Lutheran Church
7550 N. Wickham Rd.
Melbourne, FL 32940
More information is available on the church website at AdventBrevard.org or by calling (321) 259-8515 in Suntree or (321) 727-1724 in Melbourne Beach.
A mom dropping off her kids on the way to work. The man headed to a doctor’s appointment. The senior who can’t walk and sit for a service. These and others are the folks whose spiritual needs Advent Lutheran Church plans to meet with the ability to “drive up” for Ashes and a Prayer on Ash Wednesday, February 26 in Suntree and Melbourne Beach. Clergy from the Suntree church at 7550 North Wickham Road will administer ashes to the foreheads of the faithful who drive up from 7:00 until 9:00 AM and then again from 4:30 until 6:30 PM. The Melbourne Beach campus of Advent Lutheran Church will likewise offer Ashes and a Prayer from 7:00 AM through 9:00 AM at the 1805 Oak Street location.
Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent, the six-week period of repentance preceding Easter in the Christian calendar. The use of ashes as a sign of repentance is an ancient practice, adopted by early Christians from the Jewish tradition. The participant receives the ashes on their forehead in the form of the cross, as an external sign of penitence.