Local Church Expands ‘Ashes to Go’ Service

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    Today, it seems you can order everything “to go,” from your coffee to dinner from your favorite chain restaurant.

    Why not Ash Wednesday?

    On Wednesday, March 5, St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral will set up four “Ashes to Go” stations around the downtown area.

    Anyone can simply walk up and receive ashes and a blessing.

    “As people get busier and busier, we need the church in new and non-traditional ways,” Canon Chris Harris with St. Paul’s said in a statement.

    Ashes will be distributed from 8:30 a.m. until noon Wednesday at the following locations:

    • Hall of Justice- 330 West Broadway, Downtown
    • Pete’s Coffee- 350 University Ave., Hillcrest
    • Filter Coffee- 1295 University Ave, Hillcrest
    • Starbuck’s- 2440 5th Ave., Bankers Hill

    The “Ashes to Go” movement started last year and now has dozens of locations across the U.S. and England.

    Ash Wednesday begins the Lenten season for many Christians.

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