Ash Wednesday 2023

Pastor Kevin Rutledge - 2/22/2023 19:00 PM

This Ash Wednesday service, in partnership with Paoli UMC, featured prayer, singing hymns, a sermon from Pastor Kevin about becoming childlike to enter the Kingdom of God.  Pastor Alice lead the call to repentance and the imposition of ashes.  We finished the service with communion.


  • Old Testament: Joel 2:1-2, 12-17
  • New Testament: Matthew 18:1-9

Reflections and Caring Conversations

Please use the prompts and prayers below to aid you in your devotions for this week.

  • How can I cultivate a childlike faith? In this passage, Jesus emphasizes the importance of having the faith of a child, which means being humble, trusting, and dependent. What attitudes or behaviors do I need to adopt in order to cultivate this kind of childlike faith in my life?

  • Jesus says that when we welcome the smallest, we welcome him. How do we welcome the smallest/least?