Ash Wednesday

  • When: Wed, Feb 17 @ 5:30 pm
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Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent, a time to prepare for Easter. This Christian holy day typically includes prayer and fasting. We invite you to find redemptive healing through the act of asking for God's grace. No matter where you come from or what you have done, God is eager to share this grace with you! The name “Ash Wednesday” comes from the custom of marking with ashes the heads of those who show sorrow or regret for their sin.

Outdoor Experience

Resurrection Pastors and Congregational Care Ministers will conduct the imposition of ashes at Resurrection Leawood on Ash Wednesday from 5:30-7:30 pm Central Time.

Drive into the Leawood parking lots A3, A4 or A7. Volunteers will help you find your way.

  • You will Receive scripture and prayer printed out for you with a tear-off sheet for you to write your own prayer of confession. Remain in your car as you read, pray and write.
  • Follow directions to the burn barrels and drop your confession in a barrel. This symbolizes offering your prayer to God and accepting God’s forgiveness.
  • Be sure to pick up a journal for our Lenten sermon series and study of the Gospel of Mark.
  • Families can pick up the Lenten Family Experience Kit.

*Please make sure you're feeling well before attending this event. Click here to see a list of symptoms and to ensure it's safe for you to attend. Thank you!

Ash Wednesday at Home

Let's begin our Lenten journey together no matter where you are! If you are unable to attend one of our campus Ash Wednesday events in person, this video will guide you through imposing ashes at home.

More about Ash Wednesday and Lent

  • Be sure to watch Pastor Adam's Vespers "Evensong" with COR Worship Collective, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 7:30 pm Central Time on our Facebook page or at
  • Join us for our Lenten study of the Gospel of Mark (more info to come).
  • The imposition of ashes has its origins in the Bible’s Old Testament, where covering oneself with ashes and wearing sackcloth was a public way of expressing repentance.
  • See these scripture passages: Isaiah 58:5, Daniel 9:3, Job 42:6, Matthew 11:21
  • The Wednesday before the first Sunday in Lent was chosen for Ash Wednesday to make the Lenten Season last 40 days, not including Sundays.

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