Kicheon Ahn, our seminary intern, and I offered 'ashes to go' to commuters at the Glencoe Train Station this morning from 7:00 to 8:30 AM. About 7 commuters requested ashes, and were very enthusiastic that we were present and offering this ministry.
Additionally, and this was a first this year, five of our church members drove up and asked for ashes; especially if they weren't able to join us this evening for our 7:00 PM Ash Wednesday worship service. This was very exciting, and truly warmed the hearts of both Kicheon and me on a cold morning. A big "Thank you!" to all church members who stopped by to visit us this morning!
Kicheon and I were also blown away when Barb Lepman and Tim Fleming came by bringing coffee and treats for us from Meg's Cafe! Let me tell you, coffee and a muffin never tasted so good.
The intention of this event was to help bring the spirit of our congregation out into the broader community. We never know what seeds are planted and how God's grace waters those seeds. It also helps to continue the work of establishing the image of our church within the Glencoe community.