Titusville, NJ, February 20, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- The Titusville Presbyterian Church will host Titusville’s ecumenical Community Ash Wednesday Service on Wednesday, February 22 at 7:30 p.m. The service is a joint ministry of Titusville’s Presbyterian congregation and the Titusville United Methodist Church.
“We have a long history of cooperative services,” said the Rev. Will Shurley, pastor of the Presbyterian church. “Our new Ash Wednesday service allows our congregations and community to learn more about Christian history and liturgy by experiencing the varied ways our two churches conduct worship. And, by collaborating, we hope that the spiritual ties of our whole community are deepened.”
The service will allow visitors of all Christian traditions to begin the 40-day season of Lent with the traditional imposition of ashes and a time of personal reflection in preparation for the celebration of Easter. Lent, derived from Jesus’s 40 days of temptation in the wilderness, enables observers to reflect deeply on Jesus’s life and each person’s call to service in the world.
This year, the Rev. John Morrison of the Methodist church will preach and both churches’ choirs will combine to provide anthems and other special music.
The service is free and open to the public.
The First Presbyterian Church of Titusville, founded in 1838, is located at 48 River Drive along the banks of the Delaware River, six miles south of Lambertville near the foot of the Washington Crossing Bridge. Additional information may be found by visiting www.titusvillechurch.org, facebook.com/titusvillechurch or calling (609) 737-1385.