Ash Wednesday begins the 40-day journey of Lent leading up to Holy Week and the celebration of Easter on Sunday, April 1st. Our service this year in the Annex at Concordia Church on Whipple coincided with another very important celebration: Valentine’s Day. Led by Director of Music, Yana Reznik, the choir sang meditative Taize songs in the service and Jennifer Kelly led congregational singing of new arrangements of Lenten hymns. Pastor Adam connected the two commemorations together in his sermon, reflecting on the nature of love we discover in both of these events. He noted that the last time Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day fell on the same day was 73 years ago.