DAVENPORT, Iowa — Ash Wednesday is operating a little differently this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
At St. Paul Lutheran Church in Davenport, Iowa, parishioners were able to receive ashes on the back of their hands in a drive-thru. The church is also opting for an online service.
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent for Christians, ending on Easter.
Pastors at St. Paul are available from noon to 2 p.m. and from 5 to 7 p.m.
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