Ash Wednesday

February 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
311 Blue Grass Trail
Morris Fleischer
(540) 544-7183

Face at the Cross:        Judas

As one of the twelve disciples, Judas kept the common purse from which the group might use to help others.  Ever more consumed by the gaping maw of greed and the false hopes of being in on the ground floor of a movement that might overthrow the oppressive Roman yoke, Judas quickly finds himself drowning in self-rationalizations and, finally, into the abyss of guilt.  Join us at 7:00 p.m. February 14 for our Ash Wednesday worship experience as we begin the Lenten Journey with a closer look at Judas (Luke 22:1-6).  Our service will also include the traditional imposition of the ashes.

Luke 22:1-6, NRSV

1Now the festival of Unleavened Bread, which is called the Passover, was near.  2The chief priests and the scribes were looking for a way to put Jesus to death, for they were afraid of the people.  3Then Satan entered into Judas called Iscariot, who was one of the twelve; 4he went away and conferred with the chief priests and officers of the temple police about how he might betray him to them.  5They were greatly pleased and agreed to give him money.  6So he consented and began to look for an opportunity to betray him to them when no crowd was present.

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