West End United Methodist Church

Your Ashes are Showing -- Ash Wednesday 2022

Speakers:Katie Minnis

This is our annual Ash Wednesday Service of the Imposition of Ashes as we begin the season of Lent.  Katie Minnis delivers the homily, beginning with how angry she had recently become at someone she doesn’t know who posted something she disagreed with on social media.  She cites Paul’s directions to the Corinthians writing that things that have the potential to divide us also can unite us.  Paul’s list of hardships are reminiscent of things we have endured in the recent pandemic.  Ash Wednesday is a day for recognizing our human frailty through ashes.  Seeing our own ashes is a way to identify the needs of others.  (NOTE: The video begins with the Homily, but once you start it you can scroll back to the beginning of the service if you want.  The entire service is videoed.)


  • 2 Corinthians :5.20b-6.10


Ash Wednesday Bulletin (3/2/2022)


Your Ashes are Showing (Homily for Ash Wednesday Service)

Your Ashes are Showing (Children's Moment & Homily from the evening service)