Almighty God, you have created us out of the dust of the earth: Grant that these ashes may be to us a sign of our mortality and penitence, that we may remember that it is only by your gracious gift that we are given everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.

Ash Wednesday is the traditional beginning of Lent, a 40-day season of preparation and repentance during which Christians anticipate Good Friday and Easter. Grace observes the season of Lent so that we might be intentionally grateful for the cross of Christ and to desire that others would be drawn to the sacrifice and victory that happened there. (What is Lent?)

The Ash Wednesday service is a simple 30-minute corporate expression of prayer and worship at Grace that begins the period of Lent and sets our hearts toward Holy Week and Resurrection Sunday.

Choose from the following locations and times to prepare you for this season of Lent:


Orlando Area 
Grace Church
2300 Pembrook Drive, Orlando
7:00am OR 12:15pm

Oviedo Area
Canterbury Retreat Center
1601 Alafaya Trail, Oviedo
6:30am OR 12:15pm

Winter Garden Area
The Roper Building Ballroom, above Axum Coffee
146 W Plant St, Winter Garden, FL

Children are welcome in the services; please help us honor the spirit of reverence.