DOWNTOWN TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - Several Ash Wednesday services tool take place across East Texas.
In downtown Tyler, Marvin United Methodist Church handed out ashes on the square.
The annual come-and-go event was from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Some of those who participated spoke to KLTV’s Arthur Clayborn about the importance of Ash Wedneday.
“It’s important to take time to stop and look at where you’re at and what Christ Jesus has done for us and to remember that his sacrifice was for us and to honor that,” Frances Franck said.
“That’s the way we remember how we’re just simple. We become ashes. It’s just a remembrance of what God did for us,” Maria Chivacuan said.
Christians receive ashes on their foreheads on Ash Wednesday as a sign of repentance on the first day of the Lenten season.