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Have mercy on me, O God,
    according to Your lovingkindness;
according to the abundance of Your compassion,
    blot out my transgressions.
Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,
    and cleanse me from my sin.

For I acknowledge my transgressions,
    and my sin is ever before me.
Against You, You only, have I sinned,
    and done this evil in Your sight,
so that You are justified when You speak,
    and You are blameless when You judge.  Psalm 51:1-4

We hope that you will join us tonight, Wednesday February 17, 2021 at 7 pm on Zoom.  One of the traditional scripture passages for Ash Wednesday is the passage featured above from Psalm 51.  Ash Wednesday begins the season of Lent which is a time of preparation for Easter.  We often think of giving up something for Lent - chocolate is a common item give up.  In recent years I have heard more about the practice of adding something for Lent.  Some engage in scripture study, some engage in prayer.  Perhaps this is a good year to add the practice of quiet contemplation.  Can you find maybe 10 minutes of your day to spend in quiet - slowing down long enough to hear your heart, to hear God speak, or to hear your own still small voice.  

In our Ash Wednesday Service you might want to use dust or dirt instead of ashes or you might want to symbolically draw the sign of the cross on you hand or your heart or your head.  Join us for a time of prayer, fellowship and meditation - today at 7 pm on Zoom.


Lectio Divina | Lenten Study

Wednesdays at 7 PM on Zoom | February 24 - March 31

Lectio Divina, or divine reading, is an ancient practice that combines contemplative prayer with reading scripture. 

During this season of Lent, we’re partnering with Mt. Olivet to provide an online space where we'll explore this unique and engaging practice together. We’ll be led by Pastor Lynne and Pastors Ed Walker and Teer Hardy from Mt. Olivet. Please register using the link below so you’ll have access to the Zoom meeting. 
There are 3 ways to financially support the Chapel's ministry.
  1. Snail mail your tithe and offerings to
    4102 North Glebe Rd.; Arlington, VA 22207
  2. Visit or
  3. Text the dollar amount you wish to give to 833 608 0663  
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