Ashes to Go Takes Church to Ludington Streets

Five leaders from different Mason County churches joined in the city’s first “Ashes to Go” effort.

People driving through downtown Ludington were able to get ashes while on the go between 10 a.m. and noon.

Ash Wednesday kicks off the Lenten season.

It’s a time for Christians to reflect on Jesus’ Passion and prepare for Easter.

The pastors used today’s street ministry to serve people who may not have been able to get to church.

John Brown, pastor of Community Church in Ludington, said, “I had a good time doing it. It was a little cold being in February, but that’s to be expected.”

The ecumenical effort had pastors from Episcopal, United Methodist, Presbyterian, Lutheran and Christian Reformed churches. 

The term ‘Ash Wednesday’ comes from the blessing of ashes made from palm branches of the previous year’s Palm Sunday.