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Lindemann on Ash Wednesday

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

ASH WEDNESDAY, THE FIRST DAY OF LENT The name Ash Wednesday is derived from the medieval custom of the penitents coming to the church on this day in sackcloth and with naked feet and throwing ashes over their heads when they had finished their prayers. These ashes were made from palm blessed the previous Palm […]

Dust (Ash Wednesday)

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Todd A. Peperkorn, STM Messiah Lutheran Church Kenosha, Wisconsin Ash Wednesday (February 25, 2009, revised from 2005) Matthew 6:16-21 TITLE: “Dust” In the name of the Father and of the † Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Our text for this Ash Wednesday is from St. Matthew chapter six, as well as Genesis chapter […]