Ashes on foreheads will be a common sight on your drive through Door and Kewaunee counties on Wednesday as area Christians begin their Lenten celebrations.
For people of many Christian denominations, Ash Wednesday is the official start for Lent as people are marked on their foreheads as a sign of repentance. Pastor Joel McKenney of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Algoma says lent is a time to reflect on our lives and why Jesus died for them.
Area churches will have a variety of Lenten activities leading up to the end of Lent which is Easter Sunday on April 17th. McKenney says this year marks the return of their Lenten suppers on Wednesdays ahead of their worship.