2021 Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday - February 17, 2021

In-person Worship Service at 12:00 p.m.

In-person Worship Service at 5:30 p.m. (Livestreammed)

Online Worship Service at 5:30 p.m. 

About Ash Wednesday

We begin this holy season Lent by the imposition of ashes. We acknowledge our need for repentance and for God’s mercy. We are created to experience joy in communion with God, to love one another, and to live in harmony with creation.  But our sinful rebellion separates us from God, our neighbors, and creation, so that we do not enjoy the life our creator intended.  We realize our sinful and finite nature, and our we know our time on earth is not up to us, it is up to God.

When the pastor puts the ashes on our forehead, the following words are said:

         Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.

By doing this, we are asking the Almighty God to have mercy on us, to forgive us all our sins through our Lord Jesus Christ, to strengthen us in all goodness, and to keep us in eternal life by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Plans and Guidelines:

Because of Covid-19, the imposition of ashes will be symbolized this year by a sticker that each person will

receive and put it on individually.


  • We are opened at 25% capacity – 70 people in the Sanctuary
  • Masks are required at all times
  • We are practicing social distancing and following CDC guidelines
  • Registration is required by clicking on the buttons to the left. The sign-up is open now until Tuesday, February 16, 2021
  • Bathrooms, Sanctuary, and Family Life Center are cleaned before each service

Ushers welcome and greet you as you come to church.  The ushers are also there to answer any questions regarding the procedures for worship.

In the sanctuary, there are hand sanitizers, masks, and gloves if needed.  There is a table with communion packets for each person to pick up upon entering.  Offering plates are available at the registration table for your convenience before, during, and after the service.

For questions or trouble signing up, please contact Gina at gina@naplesemmanuel.org or call Tuesday – Thursday from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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