The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Ashes in the square

ash wednesdayMembers of Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church, New York City, joined the growing Ash Wednesday trend of offering ashes and prayer to commuters and others on the go. Chris Mietlowski, pastor (center), said it was the first time the church had done this and didn’t know what to expect. Paul Miller (second from left) wrote about the experience: “By the end of this long, exhausting, yet exhilarating day, a little church in New York City had anointed and prayed for more than 350 people. In the church and at the town square. On the street. Even in a local pub. Seven of us (only one ordained) offering the light and love of Christ to all.”


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