Ash Wednesday Service at Fairview Presbyterian Church

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Reverend Daniel McCall shared a sermon entitled "Is There Anything Wrong with You and Me?" during the Ash Wednesday Service at Fairview Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 in North Augusta, South Carolina. After the sermon, the Litany of Penitence was read before the ceremony of Ashes. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Church goers met in the sanctuary during the Ash Wednesday Service at Fairview Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 in North Augusta, South Carolina. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Church usher Bill Bendorf stands in the entry way as he waits to open the door for for people as they enter the sanctuary for the Ash Wednesday Service at Fairview Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 in North Augusta, South Carolina. Bendorf said he is one of the ushers this month. Sara Caldwellstaff
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A man stands at the bowl just after he dropped a hand-written note -- of things he would like to change or sins he would like to let go of-- as Reverend Daniel McCall invited those in the sanctuary to approach the alter and symbolically burn the pieces of paper during the Ash Wednesday Service at Fairview Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 in North Augusta, South Carolina. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Reverend Masaki Chiba (left) looks to Jaquie Griffith (right) as she smiles after Chiba applied ashes to her forhead during the Ash Wednesday Service at Fairview Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 in North Augusta, South Carolina. The service started a little after 6:30 P.M. Sara Caldwellstaff
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People walk into the fellowship hall for dinner before the Ash Wednesday Service at Fairview Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 in North Augusta, South Carolina. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Patsy Commins (right, center) and Janice Gesche (left) have their turn to place their hand-written notes --of things they would like to change or sins they would like to let go of-- at the alter where they are symbolically burned during the Ash Wednesday Service at Fairview Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 in North Augusta, South Carolina. Reverend Daniel McCall invited everyone in the sanctuary to participate. Sara Caldwellstaff
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A man bows his head in prayer during the Ash Wednesday Service at Fairview Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 in North Augusta, South Carolina. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Reverend Masaki Chiba (left) applies ashes to Jaquie Griffith (right) during the Ash Wednesday Service at Fairview Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 in North Augusta, South Carolina. The service started a little after 6:30 P.M. Sara Caldwellstaff
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A man sit in the pews as he waits for the Ash Wednesday Service to begin at Fairview Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 in North Augusta, South Carolina. Sara Caldwellstaff

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