Clearing mind, body, spirit for Lent

Clearing mind, body, spirit for Lent

Local churches plan services leading to Easter

Ash marks the forehead of Mary Kluss, center, who chats with Margaret Rodri, left, and Charles Kluss outside St. Columba Catholic Church after Mass on Ash Wednesday. Attendees had ash put on their foreheads to mark the beginning of Lent.

If you go

Five local churches are collaborating to offer ecumenical services during Lent. All services begin at 6 p.m. Wednesdays with a soup supper afterward.


The service schedule is:



•Wednesday: St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 910 East Third Ave.



•March 11: St. Columba Catholic Church, 1830 East Second Ave.



•March 18: First United Methodist Church, 2917 Aspen Drive.



•March 25: Christ the King Lutheran Church, 495 Florida Road.



•April 1: First Presbyterian Church, 1159 East Third Ave.

Clearing mind, body, spirit for Lent

Ash marks the forehead of Mary Kluss, center, who chats with Margaret Rodri, left, and Charles Kluss outside St. Columba Catholic Church after Mass on Ash Wednesday. Attendees had ash put on their foreheads to mark the beginning of Lent.

"The death of Jesus is something to embrace and be baptized into."

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