Ash Wednesday is Feb. 13: Where to Worship in Lake Forest and Lake Bluff

The start of the Christian Lenten season begins Wednesday.

Feb. 13 marks Ash Wednesday, which is the start of the Lenten season for many Christian religions including Catholic, Presbyterian, Lutheran, Methodist, Anglican and Eastern Orthodox churches.

In Western Christianity, Ash Wednesday takes place 40 days before Easter. Sundays that fall during that timeframe are not included in the 40-day count.

On Ash Wednesday, many Christians will go to church to receive a cross of ashes on their forehead. The ashes are used as a sign of repentance to God.

During lent, many Christians fast and repent to reflect upon Jesus Christ’s death, burial and resurrection. It’s customary for Catholics to not eat meat on Fridays during lent. Many also give up something they would otherwise enjoy during this time. 

Where to worship in Lake Forest and Lake Bluff on Ash Wednesday: 

St. Patrick Catholic Church

First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest

Faith Lutheran Church

The Church of St Mary

Christ Church Lake Forest

St James Lutheran Church

Grace United Methodist Church

Union Church of Lake Bluff

Taizé Musical Prayer Offered at Lake Bluff Church for Ash Wednesday

If you know of an area church also offering Ash Wednesday services, please add the information in the comments section. 

Christine Hides February 13, 2013 at 12:20 AM
Details about the Ash Wednesday service at Grace United Methodist Church of Lake Bluff at 7pm: Start the Lenten Journey to the Cross with an evening worship of song, scripture and ashes and invitation to a Lenten discipline. Songs will be accompanied by our guitar ensemble. https://www.facebook.com/events/503951362980095/
Angela Sykora (Editor) February 13, 2013 at 12:27 AM
Thanks Christine!


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