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Ash Wednesday

Transcript: About Ash Wednesday Thank you all for coming and participating in this liturgy Ash Wednesday, the first day of the season of Lent, in which the Pastor applies ashes to the foreheads of Christians to signify an inner repentance. Jesus appears to the disciples Closing Prayer They locked the doors cause they were afraid of the Jews, but Jesus to reassure them said peace be with you, meaning all would be ok. https://soundcloud.com/search?q=life%20of%20the%20party Opening Prayer Ash Wednesday On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews,[a] Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” Ash Wednesday Explain Close the prayer: in the name of the father and of the son and of the holy spirit amen. You may have seen people walking around with an ash mark on their foreheads. Many Christians choose to mark Ash Wednesday with a cross-shaped mark of ash. For some people, Lent is also a time of self-denial, in which they choose to give up something anything from a certain type of food to a personal habit as a way to help them focus on the meaning of the season. Ash Wednesday is the first day of the season of Lent. Throughout Lent, many Christians choose to prepare themselves through prayer, repentance, and reflection to celebrate Easter, the commemoration of Christ’s resurrection. Lent is a quieter event than most other holidays—it calls us to personal reflection rather than to outward celebration. Minute of silence Sign of the cross: name of the father son holy spirit amen O Jesus, you place on my forehead the sign of your saving Cross: “Turn from sin and be faithful to the gospel.” How can I turn from sin unless I turn to you? You speak, you raise your hand, you touch my mind and call my name, “Turn to the Lord your God again.” These days of your favor leave a blessing as you pass on me and all your people. Turn to us, Lord God, and we shall turn to you. We now take a minute to think about what we could give up for lent and to think of those less fortunate. We will pass around a candle and get you everyone to say a short prayer in their head. About Ash Wednesday Jesus, you place on my forehead the sign of my sister Death: “Remember you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” How not hear her wise advice? One day my life on earth will end; the limits on my years are set, though I know not the day or hour. Shall I be ready to go to meet you? Let this holy season be a time of grace for me and all this world. “Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain wisdom of heart.”

Ash Wednesday

Transcript: Ash Wednesday http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bushfires_in_Australia http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090227064556AAAqkCu http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ash_Wednesday_fires Human Impacts Bibliography Mohamad Saadeddine Bushfires eat everything in their path, so the first step is to ensure it gets no fuel.. Clear your home area of dry leaves. Prune trees, cut grass and clear the gutters of anything inflammable. If you store timber, boxes of paint or cartons in your house, move them away to a safe place or dispose them off regularly. Have enough water outlets in your house (pumps, tanks, taps water hoses) and keep protective clothing within easy reach. Keep emergency service numbers readily available and pitch for a community effort in preventing bushfires, If you live in an area that's prone to bushfires, try including flame-resistant material in the construction of your house. The roof is specially important here. The Ash Wednesday bushfire, known in South Australia as Ash Wednesday, were a series of bushfires that occurred in south-eastern Australia on 16 February 1983. Preventative Methods ASH WEDNESDAY People continue to live near potential bush fires because they: they do not want to leave their house or hometown do not have enough money to live anywhere else do not want to leave family and friends haven't heard of recent bush fires in the area Why do people continue to live in this area? Bush fires in Australia are frequently occurring events during the hotter months of the year due to Australia's mostly hot, dry climate. Large areas of land are damaged every year by bush fires, which also cause property damage and loss of life. Nowadays bush fires are more common because of human interaction which include: dropping cigarette buds on the floor. letting fire escape from campfires. deliberately starting a fire by arsonists. burning-off fires that get out of control.

Ash Wednesday

Transcript: at St. David's Psalm 103 Let all that I am praise the Lord; with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name. Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me. All Together: He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases. He redeems me from death and crowns me with love and tender mercies. He fills my life with good things. My youth is renewed like the eagle’s! All Together: The Lord gives righteousness and justice to all who are treated unfairly. He revealed his character to Moses and his deeds to the people of Israel. The Lord is compassionate and merciful, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love. He will not constantly accuse us, nor remain angry forever. He does not punish us for all our sins; he does not deal harshly with us, as we deserve. For his unfailing love toward those who fear him is as great as the height of the heavens above the earth. All Together: He has removed our sins as far from us as the east is from the west. The Lord is like a father to his children, tender and compassionate to those who fear him. For he knows how weak we are; he remembers we are only dust. Our days on earth are like grass; like wildflowers, we bloom and die. The wind blows, and we are gone—as though we had never been here. But the love of the Lord remains forever with those who fear him. All Together: His salvation extends to the children’s children of those who are faithful to his covenant, of those who obey his commandments! The Lord has made the heavens his throne; from there he rules over everything. Praise the Lord, you angels, you mighty ones who carry out his plans, listening for each of his commands. Yes, praise the Lord, you armies of angels who serve him and do his will! All Together: Praise the Lord, everything he has created, everything in all his kingdom. Let all that I am praise the Lord. This is the word of the Lord. Together: Thanks be to God Psalm 51 All Together: Have mercy on me, O God, because of your unfailing love. Because of your great compassion, blot out the stain of my sins. Wash me clean from my guilt. Purify me from my sin. For I recognize my rebellion; it haunts me day and night. Against you, and you alone, have I sinned; I have done what is evil in your sight. You will be proved right in what you say, and your judgement against me is just. For I was born a sinner—yes, from the moment my mother conceived me. But you desire honesty from the womb, teaching me wisdom even there. Purify me from my sins, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow. Oh, give me back my joy again; you have broken me—now let me rejoice. Don’t keep looking at my sins. Remove the stain of my guilt. Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a loyal spirit within me. Do not banish me from your presence, and don’t take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and make me willing to obey you. Then I will teach your ways to rebels, and they will return to you. Forgive me for shedding blood, O God who saves; then I will joyfully sing of your forgiveness. Unseal my lips, O Lord, that my mouth may praise you. You do not desire a sacrifice, or I would offer one. You do not want a burnt offering. The sacrifice you desire is a broken spirit. You will not reject a broken and repentant heart, O God. Look with favour on Zion and help her; rebuild the walls of Jerusalem. Then you will be pleased with sacrifices offered in the right spirit—with burnt offerings and whole burnt offerings. Then bulls will again be sacrificed on your altar. This is the word of the Lord Together: Thanks be to God Now God himself and our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way unto you. And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you; to the end he may stablish your heart unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints. I Thessalonians 3:11-13 Reader: Almighty and everlasting God, you hate nothing you have made and forgive the sins of all who are penitent: Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of you, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. All Together: Amen. Together: Most holy and merciful Father: We confess to you and to one another, and to the whole communion of saints in heaven and on earth, that we have sinned by our own fault in thought, word, and deed; by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. Reader: We have not loved you with our whole heart, and mind, and strength. We have not loved our neighbours as ourselves. We have not forgiven others, as we have been forgiven. Together: Have mercy on us, Lord. Reader: We have been deaf to your call to serve, as Christ served us. We have not

Ash Wednesday

Transcript: Journey of Lent When we fast, we give up something we need or want so that we remember that we really need God! Ashes are usually made from the Palms branches from Palm Sunday the year before. We don't wear ashes to show that we're holy Task Believing that I'm forgiven and then urning to God so that I do things differently The first day of the Christian Season of Lent Step 3 Confessing my sin to God Ash Wednesday Do I take others' things or reputations or turns? Repent and believe the Good News! Jesus is the Savior you need. He loves you! Your sins are forgiven. The 40 days of temptation that Jesus endured in the Wilderness The 40 years God's people spent in the Wilderness after the Exodus from Egypt. My ears had heard of you but now my eyes have seen you. Therefore I despise myself and repent in dust and ashes Job 42:5-6 Step 2 Be careful of your words. Do you lie? gossip? swear? So If you find you're a sinner, What do you do next? Do I put God first? It comes about 40 days before Easter What are the Ashes about We wear ashes to show our repentence Ashes are worn by Christians as a symbol of repentance putting aside pride humility Think about the commands of God. We wear ashes to show that we're sinners who need a Savior Do I want what others have? Ash Wednesday is a day when many Christians focus on: What is repenting? When we Give, we remember that all that God has given us is meant for us to share with others. Do I hurt or protect others? Using Ashes for repentance goes back to the Old Testament The forty days of Lent remind us of: Fasting Praying Giving Don't take God's name in vain Seeing that I'm a sinful person--I have not kept God's laws Step 1 When we Pray, we remember that we have a holy need for God. He is the answer to all that we need. He is ready to hear us and help us follow Him! Am I always respectful of others Do I joyfully worship God? No!!! Run to Jesus Get A Ladder?

Ash Wednesday

Transcript: Ash Wednesday "Remember, O man, that you are dust, and unto dust you shall return" - Genesis 3:19 What? Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent. Lent is a 46 day season of penance,reflection, and fasting A more well known part of Lent is Easter Sunday, a Christian celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ Ash Wednesday is based on an ancient ceremony Christians who had commited great sins did publice penance On Ash Wednesday, Bishops blessed the shirts they wore during the 40 days of penance, sprinkling ash on them from palms from the previous year The faithful would recite psalms and the sinners would be turned out of the church, not to return until their 40 days of penance were over When? The date of Ash Wednesday is calculated from when Easter Sunday falls Ash Wednesday always falls the day after Fat Tuesday, also known as Mardi Gras This year, Ash Wednesday fell on March 9 Where? Christians and Catholics all over the world practice Ash Wednesday Why? It is called Ash Wednesday because the practitioners mark their forheads with ash to "humble their hearts". because the practitioners mark their forheads with ash to "humble their hearts". helps develop a spirit of humility and sacrifice Who? Both Christians and Catholics practice Ash Wednesday Includes: African Methodist Episcopal Church African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Anglican/Episcopal churches (excepting most Sydney Diocese churches) Anglican Church of India Individual Baptist churches may hold a service Catholic Church (in the Latin Rite); known as Ash Monday in the other Eastern Catholic Churches Church of God (Anderson) Church of South India Church of North India Church of the Nazarene Some congregations of Community of Christ Some Free Churches The Liberal Catholic Church Lutheran Church Moravian Church Old Catholic Church Reformed churches (Presbyterian, United Church of Christ, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), etc.) United Methodist Church Wesleyan Church Works Cited "Ash Wednesday - Easter / Lent." Catholic Online. Web. 10 Mar. 2011. . "When Is Ash Wednesday 2011? - AOL Travel News." Travel Tips, Travel Ideas and Travel Advice. Web. 10 Mar. 2011. . Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

Transcript: When and what is Lent? Lent is a Christian festival. It is a time when Christians prepare for the most important Christian festival, Easter. It is a time for spring cleaning lives as well as houses. Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday What does the word 'shrive' mean? to confess Why do we eat pancakes on Shrove Tuesday? Butter and eggs were banned during Lent When does Lent begin? Lent begins with Ash Wednesday. It is called Ash Wednesday because some Christians have a cross, made from burnt palm leaves, marked on their forehead. What happens during Lent today? Christians remember the example of Jesus in the desert when Jesus spent 40 days and nights alone and resisted the temptations of the Devil. Christians try to use the Lent period as a time of abstinence from luxuries and practising more self-discipline; putting aside more time for prayer. How long does Lent last? Lent lasts for 46 days. Sundays are not included in the 40 day fast as they commemorate the Resurrection. When does Lent end? The last week of Lent begins with Palm Sunday, which celebrates the day Jesus entered Jerusalem. Lent ends at Easter when Christians remember the execution of Jesus and his resurrection. The last day of Lent is Holy Saturday - the day before Easter Sunday. In the Roman Catholic church, Lent officially ends at sundown on Maundy Thursday, the day before Good Friday. So what might you be giving up for Lent? You are not allowed to abstain from homework or kissing your granny. What does 'shrove' in Shrove Tuesday mean? When does Lent start?

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