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Ash Wednesday

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Pastor Geoff Posegate of the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston sets up a vestment and container of ashes on the alter of the church. On Wednesday, Christians will mark Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Lenten season that leads to Easter.
(Photo by Michelle Felter, Staff)
Lent period begins on Wednesday


SIKESTON -- On Wednesday, Christians around the world will enter into a 40-day period of fasting and sacrifice known as Lent.

And local pastors said they'll preach that message too, encouraging individuals to reflect on their lives and relationship with God during the season.

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