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Norfolk church holds drive-through Ash Wednesday service

Norfolk church holds drive-through Ash Wednesday service
Posted at 6:35 PM, Mar 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-01 18:53:56-05

Folks are marking Ash Wednesday in the parking lot of Ghent United Methodist Church.

capturePastor Melody Tanner had the ashes ready to go at the church until 7 p.m.

It's in a place of a full Ash Wednesday service.

Tanner thought delivering ashes in the parking lot would be a good way to reach more people.

Ash Wednesday marks the first day of the Christian period of fasting and reflection called Lent.

Believers are marked with a sign of the cross in ashes.