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Ash Wednesday Service
Join Carroll University, First United Presbyterian, and Southminster Presbyterian on the Lenten journey from the ashes of death to resurrected life begins on the first day of Lent, Ash Wednesday.
This first day of Lent reminds us that unless we are willing to die to our old selves, we cannot be raised to new life with Christ. The first step of this journey calls us to acknowledge and confront our mortality, individually and corporately. In many traditions, this is symbolized through the imposition of ashes—placing a cross of ashes on one’s forehead. During the imposition of ashes the words: “You are dust, and to dust you shall return” (Gen. 3:19) are repeated again and again. We are to remember that we are but temporary creatures, always on the edge of death.
On Ash Wednesday, we begin our Lenten trek through the desert toward Easter. Ashes on the forehead is a sign of our humanity and a reminder of our mortality. Lent is not a mat-ter of being good, and wearing ashes is not to show off one’s faith. The ashes are a reminder to us and our communities of our finite creatureliness. The ashes we wear on our Lenten journey symbolize the dust and broken debris of our lives as well as the reality that eventually each of us will die.
Trusting in the “accomplished fact” of Christ’s resurrection, however, we listen for the word of God in the time-honored sto-ries of the church’s Lenten journey. We follow Jesus into the wilderness, resist tempta-tion, fast, and proceed “on the way” to Jerusalem, and the cross. Our Lenten journey is one of “turning around”, of changing directions from self-serving toward the self-giving way of the cross.
|Where||Carroll University 100 N East Ave, Waukesha, WI 53186 (Humphrey Chapel)|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Time||4:30 pm–5:00 pm|
|Who to bring||College Students, Everyone|
More About Carroll University
Carroll University is the oldest 4-year higher education institution in the state of Wisconsin. In fact, it was established as Carroll College prior to Wisconsin becoming a state in the 1840's. Carroll is always improving; since the arrival of Campus President, Dr. Douglas N. Hastad, the campus has seen many upgrades in the Fall of 2006. Some of these include: the change from "college" to "university" status, a new track was built, the Pioneer Hall dormatory was erected, enhancing renovations were done to the Campus Center and the the Main Lawn was improved.
Students seem to be very happy with all what their Campus Center has to offer (i.e. ATM, Recycling bins, caferteria and fast food restaurants, book store, public rest rooms, and more). The Campus Center also holds conference/meeting rooms, a ballroom, concert hall, radio station, information desk, events office, and the campus' public safety department.
See the University's website for more detailed information on the benefit of attending Caroll.
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