Ash Wednesday 2021 observed in midst of pandemic
March 3, 2021
Two local churches continued a long standing tradition of a combined Ash Wednesday service. Ash Wednesday 2021 was celebrated between the Chinook United Methodist Church and the Presbyterian Church of Chinook. Pastor Jack Mattingly, with UMC, and Rev. Maggie Lewis, with the Presbyterian Church, led the service. Several other local congregations also held Ash Wednesday services commemorating the beginning of Lent.
This year's Ash Wednesday celebration for the Methodists and Presbyterians was a bit different as worshippers dealt with the realities of COVID-19. With concerns about social dista...