Children inherently understand ritual and prayer and find meaning in being able to participate fully in worship. Understanding the traditional Ash Wednesday Liturgy is not geared towards the child’s world, children often miss this important service of making a confession and having their foreheads marked with ashes. To address the importance of offering ritual to our children, we hold a Service of Imposition of Ashes for Children. This is an age- appropriate service that allows the child to move from Epiphany to Lent with the rest of the congregation through worship.
Our Imposition of Ashes for Children will be held on Tuesday, February 13 at the tail end of our Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper. We will gather in the little church at 6:45 for a short 30 minute service. This allows the children to participate in Shrove Tuesday (begins at 6:00) and end the evening with receiving ashes. All children and teens are welcome to participate. Parents of young children are also invited.