February 14, 2018 – Busy folks can get their ashes to go at Peace Lutheran Church from 7 to 9 am and 12 to 2 pm today. Just drive around the building to the portico on the west side. Pastor Eileen Smith LeVan will offer ashes, a blessing and lift up your prayer concerns.
Peace Lutheran Church is at 828 W. Main St., near downtown Grass Valley.
Ash Wednesday is the beginning of the season of Lent in the Christian calendar. It’s a long tradition to begin Lent by receiving ashes on the forehead in the sign of a cross. Ashes are used as a sign of self-reflection as one seeks to grow closer to the Divine.