Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday is here! Today we'll be attending services at our church.

We've decided to bring the kids with us, instead of swapping services and taking care of them. After all, the passage from Joel for today gives the command to bring them, doesn't it?! So I hope those sitting near us in the pew won't mind our brood and even the "nursing infant."

G. and M. are very excited to go since we talked about it last night at our Shrove Tuesday feast and they know they'll get to meet Dad in the middle of day too. Right now they're having fun coloring this Ash Wednesday page . I may also print out this one for the service in case they have a hard time sitting still but usually all of the sights, sounds, and smells of the church are enough to occupy their hearts and minds!

Joel 2
Return to the Lord
12 “Yet even now,” declares the Lord,“return to me with all your heart,with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning;13 and rend your hearts and not your garments.”Return to the Lord your God,for he is gracious and merciful,slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love;and he relents over disaster...
15 Blow the trumpet in Zion;consecrate a fast;call a solemn assembly;16 gather the people.Consecrate the congregation;assemble the elders;gather the children,
even nursing infants.Let the bridegroom leave his room,and the bride her chamber.

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