Christians in Door and Kewaunee Counties begin their Lenten journey this week beginning with Ash Wednesday services. While some congregations still commemorate the day with ashes on their forehead, others like St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Algoma simply hold a service. While the traditions are different, Pastor John Moll hopes his members and visitors hear a similar message.
Ash Wednesday is the official start of the Lenten season which continues through Easter Day on April 12th. Service schedules for Ash Wednesday vary from church to church, ranging from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.