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DUST IN THE WIND: Ash Wednesday

At FAITH HOUSE, March 9, 2011

PROGRAM (90 minutes)

Opening – When The Night Becomes Dark – Taizé  (5 min)

When the night becomes dark, your love, O Lord, is a fire;

Your love, O Lord, is a fire.

PART I “Remember You Are Dust”

First Reading – Genesis 3:1-24 for dust you are and to dust you will return” (5 min)

First Speaker – Share a personal anecdote, provide context for dust/creation/sin, instructions for next activity (5 min – ULA)

First Activity – Write confession on paper, burn in aluminum bowl  (10 min)

PART II “And to Dust You Shall Return”

Second Reading - Ecclesiastes 3 “all come from dust, and to dust all return” (3 min – Caleb)

Second Speaker – Personal anecdote, buy viagra with discount provide context for mortality and Ash Wednesday, instructions for stations (5 min –SARAH)

Second Activity – Stations –pour soap and ashes into tin foil molds, Savasana, imposition of ashes, read Obituaries in the NYTimes, recorded music TBD (15 min)

PART III “Lent, a Season of Preparation”

Third Reading – Matthew 6:1-6,16-21 (3 min – Elaine)

Third Speaker –

Personal anecdote, provide context for season of lent/practices/giving things up, instructions for small groups (5 min – DAN)

Third Activity – get into groups of three, each person names something they can give up, something they can do regularly for charity, or a new prayer regiment they can practice regularly (10 minutes)

CLOSING – O Lord Hear My Prayer

Prayer w/ Taizé as opening, closing and antiphon between petitions (10 min – Bowie lead)

O Lord, hear my prayer   O Lord, hear my prayer   When I call answer me
O Lord, hear my prayer   O Lord, hear my prayer   Come and

listen to me

Acknowledgements & Announcements – Bowie (5 min)

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