Events for the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Kenmore, Washington
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Imposition of Ashes and Holy Eucharist
Wed, February 14 at 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm PST
Redeemer offers the Holy Eucharist with the imposition of Ashes on February 14, 2024, at 7:00 pm.
We look forward to seeing you when you can join us at this Eucharist.
Ash Wednesday is the first of the forty days of Lent. It is named for the custom of placing blessed ashes on the foreheads of worshipers at Ash Wednesday services.
The ashes are a sign of penitence and a reminder of mortality, and may be imposed with the sign of the cross.
Ash Wednesday is observed as a fast in the church year of the Episcopal Church. The Ash Wednesday service is one of the Proper Liturgies for Special Days in the Book of Common Prayer (p. 264). Imposition of ashes at the Ash Wednesday service is optional.
(Above taken from Ash Wednesday.)
The Eucharist is the sacrament of Christ’s body and blood, and the principal act of Christian worship. The term is from the Greek, “thanksgiving.”
Jesus instituted the Eucharist “on the night when he was betrayed.” At the Last Supper he shared the bread and cup of wine at a sacred meal with his disciples. He identified the bread with his body and the wine with his blood of the new covenant. Jesus commanded his disciples to “do this” in remembrance of him (see 1 Cor 11:23-26; Mk 14:22-25; Mt 26:26-29; Lk 22:14-20).
Christ’s sacrifice is made present by the Eucharist, and in it we are united to his one self-offering (Book of Common Prayer, p. 859). The Last Supper provides the basis for the fourfold Eucharistic action of taking, blessing, breaking, and sharing. Christ’s body and blood are really present in the sacrament of the Eucharist and received by faith. Christ’s presence is also known in the gathered eucharistic community.
In the Book of Common Prayer, the whole service is entitled the Holy Eucharist.
- The first part of the service is designated the Word of God. It usually includes the entrance rite, the lessons and gradual psalm, the gospel, the sermon, the Nicene Creed, the Prayers of the People, the confession of sin and absolution, and the Peace.
- The second portion of the service is designated the Holy Communion. It includes the offertory, the consecration of the bread and wine in the Great Thanksgiving, the communion of the people, and the concluding prayers of thanksgiving and dismissal. A blessing may be given prior to the dismissal.
The Eucharist is also called the Lord’s Supper, Holy Communion, the Divine Liturgy, the Mass, and the Great Offertory (BCP, p. 859).
The Hymnal 1982 includes a section with a variety of hymns for the Holy Eucharist (Numbers 300 through 347), including “Come, risen Lord, and deign to be our guest” (305 and 306), “My God, thy table now is spread” (321), “Now, my tongue, the mystery telling” (329 through 331), and “I am the bread of life” (335).
(Above taken from Eucharist.)
Church of the Redeemer
Church of the Redeemer: Worshiping God, living in community, and reaching out to the world around us. We are an Episcopal Church serving north King County and south Snohomish County, Washington. As you travel your road, go with friends walking the way of Jesus at Redeemer.
Church of the Redeemer is at 6210 Northeast 181st Street in Kenmore, Washington. The campus is a short distance north of Bothell Way, near the Burke-Gilman Trail. The entrance looks like a gravel driveway. The campus is larger on the inside than it is on the outside. And we managed to hide a large building on the side of a hill that is not easily seen from the street.
The Episcopal Church welcomes you.