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Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by tinytim, Feb 24, 2009.
Celebrate it or not?
I haven't in a long time. Maybe next year. I grew up with the services. They are still an important part of my life.
I do...I make sure to sit on it as much as I can
Don't see the need. But then, I grew up with it in a works-oriented church and have tried to distance myself as much as possible from too many extras and keep it all as simple as possible.
Tim, over the last few years I have heard of Baptists celebrating Ash Wed. I have never been in a Baptist church that does, although I have been for Good Friday. Just wondering, what do you all do / emphasize on Ash Wednesday? Thanks! :wavey:
This is the first yr we are...
Since I have been there...
They used to yrs ago.
After going through a lesson on Psalm 51...
I am inviting them to write on a piece of paper Sins or fears that are holding them back from serving God.
Then we will burn the papers along with a few palm leaves from last yrs palm Sunday.
Then sing "Change my heart o God"...
I suppose you think this is a wisecrack.
Yes sir ! Ash wed., Good Friday, Lent and also Advent.
Wow, Tim, this is sure interesting! I think your congregation will benefit greatly. I'm planning on reading Psalm 51 today now....thanks!
I grew up Catholic - NEVER heard of Baptists doing ash Wednesday....
Well....now you have !
Never done it.
I may. I haven't smoked any cigars for a while, but I may have ashes tomorrow.
I do trust you had your pancakes tonight, being Shrove Tuesday, before you start your fasting tomorrow.
That sounds like its going to be a short service, TT--------you know, "Lets sing the first and last stanza-----then preach a little bit and go home!!!!":laugh: :laugh:
I grew up on Catholic territory as a Southern Baptist-------the Catholics did it---we didn't!! Its wasteful if your committment doesn't last till the next day-----------On Wednesday we give up Sneakers bars-----on Thurssday---Gotta have one!!!!!!!!!
Sorry to disappoint you mate, but the fast and repentance goes on until after Easter Sunday. Wednesday is just the begining, when one has ashes applied to forehead in repentance of their sin, and seeks forgiveness.
I was Roman Catholic for the first 21 years of my life, but this is the first I've heard of any Baptists having any Ash Wednesday ceremonies.
Just wondering where in the scriptures our Lord did the ash Wednesday thing? I can find the Lord's Supper and Baptism but not ash Wednesday. I thought this was an RC thing.
It is an RC thing--------but there are a sprinkling of Baptist churches who are foolish enough to "romance" it!!!!
Farmville Baptist (VA)
Binkley Memorial Baptist (NC)
Central Baptist (KY)
University Baptist (WA)
Glendale Baptist (TN)
First Baptist of Athens (GA)
University Baptist (TX)
Judson Memorial (NY)
Yes, including the imposition of ashes. The church which I serve as interim had done Ash Wednesday before I came, but sort of verbosely. Last year we decided to impose ashes on foreheads, and found that many people (well, 50-75) received the significance of that very well. So tonight I will do a brief meditation on Psalm 139 and Francis Thompson's poem, "The Hound of Heaven" and we will apply ashes to those who wish them. Certainly we will not suggest that the ashes themselves are somehow workers of repentance, but they are a sign of one's intent.
Having served a church for twenty years that followed the liturgical calendar, I can attest how meaningful it is to those who take it seriously, but also how difficult it is to get Baptists for the most part to pay attention to more than Christmas and Easter!