An Ash Wednesday service is a short, simple service of reflection and repentance that marks the beginning of Lent.
As the service leader marks you with the sign of the cross on your forehead, s/he reminds you: "From dust you came and to dust you shall return. Repent and believe in the gospel"
Wearing the cross on your forehead throughout the day is a public, visible sign of your repentant heart. It shows the world that you have turned away from your sins and your life has been forever marked by Christ.
If you'd like to participate in an Ash Wednesday service, there are several on campus on Wednesday March 6th: