The Parables of Lent sermon series begins. The Ash Wednesday service focuses on the parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector. The tax collector who repents goes home justified, while the proud Pharisee does not. The parable reminds us that we, too, who repent are justified through Christ.
This service includes the Imposition of Ashes, readings from Scripture, a children's sermon, a sermon, and thematic hymns that help us remember we receive justification only in Christ.