Because Lutherans find the cross central to faith (pt. 2): we practiced the tradition of imposing ashes in the mark of the cross on Ash Wednesday. While Pastor Marcus was presiding in worship in the sanctuary at noon, Pastor Andy of First Presbyterian and Pastor John (pictured), with help from Pastor Megan of Spirit of Joy and Pastor Kelsie, met people on Gonzales Street. We do Ashes-to-Go because God is present with us both inside the church and out in the streets in the midst of everyday life. Special shout out to Hughlene M., Keith V., and Garry M. for directing traffic and welcoming passersby. Some folk even hopped out of their car while waiting to pick up kids at Saegert. Thanks be to God for the beautiful day and the opportunity to enter Lent with our neighbors. We are better together.