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Onalaska United Methodist Church celebrates beginning of Lent


ONALASKA, WI (WXOW)—Ash Wednesday is the day Christians celebrate because it marks the beginning of the 40 days of Lenten season.

Onalaska United Methodist Church celebrated Ash Wednesday with a special service.

Reverend Jenny Arneson said this is a time of self reflection and examination.

While some choose to give up something for Lent, Rev. Arneson encourages people to take on more discipline in their spiritual life.

She said Christians are marked by the cross to offer visibility on Ash Wednesday.

"We come on Ash Wednesday as that humbleness of the sign that we are God's people and the ashes that we put on our forehead in the sign of the cross are remembrance that we are people of the cross," Arneson said.

Onalaska United Methodist Church invites anyone wanting to add more discipline to their spiritual life to their bible study every Wednesday at noon during the Lenten season or to worship on Sunday morning at 8:30 and 11:00.

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