Local Church Offers ‘Ashes on the Street’

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Christians will observe the start of Lent with Ash Wednesday, but if you can’t make it to church this morning, the church will come to you.

Members of Emmanuel Lutheran Church were in Downtown Bakersfield to offer ashes on the street.

Beginning at 7:30 a.m. this morning, Pastor Dawn Wilder and some of her congregants offered ashes near the county buildings on L Street and Truxtun Avenue.

The church started offering the service on the street 10 years ago for people with busy work schedules.

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