Ash Wednesday: Churches mark the start of Lent differently this year

Christians around the globe are marking the start of Lent today, albeit a little differently. It’s Ash Wednesday, the start of six weeks of reflection and repentance leading up to Easter Sunday. Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Fla., said he stopped and paused and prated on the decision of when to reopen church, after […]

Emmanuel Lutheran Church offering “drive-thru ashes” for Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday officially marks the start of Lent for many Christians and groups here in Southwest Florida are putting on their own events. The day of lent represents a season of fasting and prayer. Wednesday morning Emmanuel Lutheran Church at 777 Mooring Line Drive in Naples, passed out ashes to those on their way to […]