Resource features liturgy and music in English, Spanish and Korean
by Scott O’Neill | Presbyterian News Service
LOUISVILLE — The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is providing for congregational use an online Ash Wednesday service that features liturgy and music in English, Spanish and Korean. The 40-minute pre-recorded service was filmed at the chapel in the Center’s Louisville, Kentucky, office and is available on the Center’s Vimeo page here.
Ash Wednesday, which in 2021 falls on Feb. 17, marks the beginning of Lent, a time of reflection and prayer in preparation of Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection. The Rev. Dr. David Gambrell, associate for worship in the PC(USA)’s Office of Theology & Worship, who along with Dr. William McConnell, a Mission Engagement Advisor in the Presbyterian Mission Agency, prepared the service, said he’s confident that the service reflects the hope and promise of the gospel.
Resources for use with the service may be found here. Additional resources are being added.
“In some ways, it feels as though we have been living in the season of Lent since March of 2020 — confronted with mortality through the COVID-19 pandemic, lamenting and repenting of the evils of racism, longing for reconciliation in a time of deep division,” said Gambrell. “Our prayer is that this online Ash Wednesday service will point the hope and promise of the gospel through the cross of Jesus Christ. As the Ash Wednesday liturgy says, “God is our refuge and strength, a present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear ….”
The service features closed captioning in English, Spanish, and Korean subtitles.
An extended script of the Ash Wednesday service can be found here.
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