Ash Wednesday is a solemn, sobering day, traditionally observed with, among other things, an extensive Confession and Imposition of Ashes. The theme for the day is one of repentance and a recalling of our baptism, reinforced by making the sign of the cross as a reminder of our mortality, and our need for God’s love and grace.
Due to our continued observance of Covid-19 precautions, Ash Wednesday worship will be available on YouTube sometime late afternoon on Wednesday, February 17. The service will include the Imposition of Ashes between the Pastor and Worship Assistant. If those viewing at home would like to participate during this part of the service, you can simply mark the sign of the cross on your own hand or forehead, or do the same for each other, if there are others viewing at your location. And remember to include these words: “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”
The presence of ashes is not required, though if desired you can prepare by scorching a wine bottle cork, burning palms you may have saved from previous Palm Sundays and mixing the ashes with a bit of olive oil, or taking a bit of soil from a garden and using this for application to forehead or hand.
Sunday Worship on Youtube:
Faith United Youtube Videos
Due to trends and conditions regarding Covid-19, the decision has been made to suspend in-person worship until further notice.
Our regular online services will be available usually by 4:30pm each Saturday
Weekly Offering Info: Please remember that your weekly offering is still a necessity during this period of time when access to the church building is limited. If you would like to forward your offering envelopes to the church, please mail them to Faith United Ev. Lutheran Church, PO Box 335, Nescopeck, PA 18635
Worship Music: Some worship music for your enjoyment, from Emily Alley (Pastor Jeff and Ann’s daughter), live streaming at 10:30 am and 1 pm our time.https://www.twitch.tv/emalley
Jim and Vera Hoagie Sale: The Fundraising committee is selling Jim & Vera’s Hoagie Coupons for $7 each.* Each Coupon is good for a hoagie (Ham, Turkey or American) a small bag of Middleswarth Chips (reg or BBQ) and a soda (Pepsi product). Faith United makes $2.25 on each coupon we sell. Dan will have the coupons in the office at the church, so you can get them after church or you can reserve a few by emailing Cindy Lombard, email@example.com. Plan your picnic to include lunch from Jim & Vera’s on Route 11 across from Rolling Pines! They are open Monday – Saturday 10 am to 8 pm (Closed on Sunday)
*We hope this fundraising project is an easy way to support Faith United that doesn’t require a time commitment and we think will provide our members “something in return” for their donation! We are starting with a small quantity to sell, and if we sell these and need more, we will happily go back and ask for more!