Ash Wednesday is February 26. It is the beginning of the liturgical season of Lent, a time of reflection and prayer lasting 40 days. It culminates in Holy Week and Easter, which this year is April 12. Episcopalians, Roman Catholics, Lutheran, Methodists, Presbyterians and some Baptists observe Ash Wednesday. Clergy make the sign of the cross in ashes on people’s foreheads as a visible symbol of human mortality. Watch a short video of how the ashes are made by burning the palms from the previous year’s Palm Sunday.
Ashes to Go began a decade ago with a few Episcopal Churches in the Mid-west taking the ritual outside the walls of their churches to meet people where they live and work and have their being. The imposition of ashes is offered in places as diverse as train stations, city plazas, coffee shop parking lots, downtown sidewalks, parks, and filling stations.
Several clergy of the diocese, including Bishop Scott Mayer, will be offering Ashes to Go in various locations.
All our congregations will be offering the traditional Ash Wednesday worship services with Imposition of Ashes. See schedules below.
Ashes to Go locations
Sundance Square, downtown Fort Worth, 11:30 -1:30, Bishop Scott Mayer and other clergy
Starbuck’s at I-20 and Trail Lake Drive, 7:30-10 am., offered by St. Christopher Episcopal Church
Corner of Meadowbrook and Somerset in East Fort Worth, 7-8 am, offered by St. Luke’s in the Meadow Episcopal Church.
Church lawn of Trinity Episcopal Church, 3401 Bellaire Drive So., Ft. Worth, TX 76109, Phone: 817-926-4631. Commuter Service, 7 am with worship to follow in the Chapel for those who can stay.
Parking lot of First United Methodist Church at the corner of Miller and Pecan streets. Ashes and Coffee to Go, 6:30 – 9:30 am, offered by the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection and First United Methodist Church of Decatur. This is the fourth consecutive year the two churches have joined in this ministry.
Downtown Granbury at Red on the Square, 11:30-1 pm
Kroger, 377 and Acton Rd, Granbury, 3-4 pm
Both offered by the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 4530 Acton Highway, Granbury.
Parking lot of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, 223 S. Pearson Lane, Keller, Texas, 76248 Phone: 817-431-2396. Drive-Thru Ashes in the parking lot 5:30-6:30 pm.
Ash Wednesday Services
St. Alban’s Episcopal Church
holding services at Theatre Arlington
305 W. Main, Arlington, TX
Ash Wednesday services – 7 am and 7 pm
The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection
905 S. Church Street
Decatur, TX 76234
Ash Wednesday service, 6 pm
All Saints’ Episcopal Church
5001 Crestline Road, Fort Worth, TX 76107
Ash Wednesday services – 7 am, noon, 7 pm (with choir)
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
Good Shepherd Chapel, University Christian Church
2720 S. University Dr., Fort Worth, TX 76109
Ash Wednesday – 11:30 am – The Stayton, Sundance Room, 2501 Museum Way Fort Worth, 76107
St. Christopher Episcopal Church
3550 Southwest Loop 820, Fort Worth, TX 76133
Ash Wednesday services – Noon & 7 pm
St. Elisabeth’s & Christ the King Episcopal Church
5910 Black Oak Lane, Fort Worth, Texas 76114
Ash Wednesday services – Noon and 7 pm
St. Luke’s in the Meadow Episcopal Church
4301 Meadowbrook Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76103
Ash Wednesday service – 7 pm
Trinity Episcopal Church
3401 Bellaire Drive So., Ft. Worth, TX 76109
Traditional Ash Wednesday services – 8 am (Chapel), 12:15 pm, and 7 pm
Children’s Ash Wednesday service, 4:30 pm
Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd
4530 Acton Highway
Ash Wednesday service – 6 pm
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
200 N. Abbott St., Hillsboro, TX
Ash Wednesday service– Noon
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
463 West Harwood Road, Hurst, TX 76054
Ash Wednesday services – Noon
St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church & School
223 S. Pearson Lane, Keller, Texas, 76248
Ash Wednesday services – noon and 7 pm
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
595 N. McIlhaney, Stephenville, TX 76401
Ash Wednesday services – Noon and 6 pm
The Episcopal Church of Wichita Falls:
• All Saints’ Episcopal Church
• The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd
• St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
5023 Lindale, Wichita Falls, TX 76310
Ash Wednesday service – 6 pm