Drive-Thru Ashes planned in Verona

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VERONA — St. Peter’s Lutheran Church will once again offer Drive-Thru Ashes for Ash Wednesday, March 2. Anyone may follow the signs in the parking lot to receive a cross of ashes on their forehead and prayer without leaving the car.

Ashes will be offered between 6:30 and 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and 4-6 p.m. During the 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. time, ashes will be offered at the side door near Old Oneida Road rather than the double doors. Those placing the ashes will be wearing masks, although anyone who feels unwell is requested to remain home.

St. Peter’s will also offer an in-person worship service at noon and an online worship service that day on the church’s YouTube channel. Masks are required for entry to the building.

Ashes are a symbol of human brokenness and the need for forgiveness and healing. Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent, a Christian season of contemplation, reflection and repentance consisting of the 40 days minus Sundays leading up to Easter.

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church is located at 4897 Old Oneida Road. For more information, call the church at 315-363-5211.

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