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On board this Ash Wednesday

George Smith (left), rector  of St.

George Smith (left), rector of St. Mark Episcopal Church, and Heidi Johns and James Honig, pastors of Faith Lutheran Church, both in Glen Ellyn, Ill., stand at a commuter train station on Ash Wednesday, where Honig estimates they distributed ashes to 75 people.

A handout included the meaning of Lent, a prayer and an invitation to St. Mark or Faith.

A commuter left a phone message with Faith: "I just wanted to thank both of your churches .... I had thought I wasn't going to make it to church today because of work and a doctor's appointment this evening. I was so glad to see your ministers at the train station."


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