Several churches in the area mark Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, with services this week. The 40-day season of prayer, fasting and giving culminates with Easter on April 8.
ST. MARY ON THE HILL CATHOLIC CHURCH: 1420 Monte Sano Ave.; 7 and 9:15 a.m., noon and 6 p.m.
ST. LUKE ANGLICAN CATHOLIC CHURCH: 3081 Wheeler Road; noon and 7:30 p.m.
ST. TERESA OF AVILA CATHOLIC CHURCH: 4921 Columbia Road, Grovetown; 6 and 8:30 a.m., noon and 6:30 p.m.
CHURCH OF THE MOST HOLY TRINITY (CATHOLIC): 720 Telfair St.; 9 a.m., 12:15 and 6:30 p.m.
SAINT JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH: 2607 Lumpkin Road; 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
CHURCH OF THE HOLY COMFORTER (EPISCOPAL): 473 Furys Ferry Road, Martinez; noon and 6:30 p.m.
ST. PAUL’S CHURCH (EPISCOPAL): 605 Reynolds St.; noon and 7:30 p.m.
CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD (EPISCOPAL): 2230 Walton Way; 7 a.m., noon, 7 p.m.
SAINT AUGUSTINE’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH: 3321 Wheeler Road; noon and 7 p.m.
THE QUEST CHURCH (UNITED METHODIST): 4020 Washington Road, Martinez; 7 p.m.
LEWIS MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: 5555 Hereford Farm Road, Evans; 7 p.m.
ALDERSGATE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: 3185 Wheeler Road; 6:30 p.m.
GRACE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: 639 Georgia Ave., North Augusta; 6:30 p.m.
TRINITY ON THE HILL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: 1330 Monte Sano Ave.; 6:30 p.m.
ST. JOHN’S UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF AUGUSTA: 736 Greene St., 6:45 p.m.
WESLEY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: 825 N. Belair Road; 7 p.m.
ST. JOHN’S UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF AIKEN: 104 Newberry St. N.W., Aiken; 6 p.m.
CHRIST THE KING LUTHERAN CHURCH: 4232 Evans to Lock Road, Evans; 7 p.m.
PRINCE OF PEACE EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH: 3703 Old Petersburg Road, Martinez; 7 p.m.
LUTHERAN CHURCH OF THE RESURRECTION: 825 Greene St.; 12:10 and 7 p.m.
FAIRVIEW PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: 1101 Carolina Ave., North Augusta; 6:45 p.m.
REID MEMORIAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: 2261 Walton Way; 6:30 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF AUGUSTA: 3500 Walton Way Extension; 6:15 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF AIKEN: 120 Chesterfield St. Northeast, Aiken; 6:45 p.m.
VINEYARD CHURCH OF AUGUSTA: 3126 Parrish Road; 6:30 p.m.