Ash Wednesday: Create in Me a Clean Heart

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(c) Kathryn M. Schreiber, 2018. Use any Ash Wednesday, especially when it falls on or near St. Valentine’s Day.


  • 1-Contemplative Worship Service Script, 9-page PDF file

This simple contemplative service is built upon Psalm 51:10 “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me.” The service blends prayer, chanting, and rituals for the cleansing of hands and an imposition of ashes.

Content includes information about worship preparation and guidelines — as well as practical tips for preparing a contemplative evening service, chanting, and making holy ashes. Content includes links to online sources for chants.

This service is included in our “Women Series I: Lent-Easter” available on this site.

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