Church of the Good Shepherd will host its annual Drive-Thru Ashes event on Ash Wednesday (March 2) from 6:30 to 8 a.m. in the parking lot at the church, 2351 Hunter Mill Road.
Because of COVID, “rather than impose ashes in the shape of the Cross on the foreheads of those participating, we will be handing out small crosses filled with ashes for people to do the imposition of ashes by themselves at home, or keep them as a keepsake,” Pastor Eric Song said.
An Ash Wednesday service in person and online will be offered at 7:30 p.m.
In the lead-up to Ash Wednesday, the church will mail out its annual Devotions for Lent booklet to neighborhoods surrounding the church.
Additional copies are available for pickup at the church, and online at www.goodshepherdva.com.