Men set up their table

Ashes to go: Mason church puts on drive-thru Ash Wednesday 

Gabriella LopezPastor Johnson and Vlasic carry out the supplies needed to serve their congregation. This includes ashes, hand sanitizer and packets with information about the Lenten season. Everyone has heard of a fast food drive-thru or coffee drive-thru, but All Saints Lutheran Church in Mason is bringing ashes to the drive-thru world. You even get a packet to take home! 

The second Ashes To Go event began last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the church’s limited in-person opportunities. 

All Saints Lutheran Church is active in the community, participating in Mason’s Down Home Days which brings companies and organizations to downtown Mason. Each vendor gets a booth; the church decided to advertise a CROP Hunger Walk. 

About 30 people from the churches around Mason (including All Saints Lutheran Church) participated in the walk that raised awareness to end world hunger. 

Gabriella LopezPastor Erick Johnson prepares to give blessings on Ash Wednesday at All Saints Lutheran Church in Mason.

Men set up their table

Ashes to go: Mason church puts on drive-thru Ash Wednesday 

Everyone has heard of a fast food drive-thru or coffee drive-thru, but All Saints Lutheran Church in Mason is bringing ashes to the drive-thru world. You even get a packet to take home! 

Gabriella LopezOesterle receives her ashes and blessing from pastor Johnson with her friend Barbra Wilhem. Gabriella LopezPastor Johnson and Vlasic carry out the supplies needed to serve their congregation. This includes ashes, hand sanitizer, and packets with information about the Lenten season. Gabriella LopezMember and Chairperson Pete Vlasic stands in his place of worship before the start of the Ashes To Go event.

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