On this special edition episode of the Shepherdcast, it’s Ash Wednesday! We will be taking a look at Psalm 51:1-17, Joel 2:1-2, 12-17, 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10, and the Gospel of Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21. Also on this episode, our choir will be performing “Lenten Meditation” as composed by Jay Althouse, and the Reverend Scott J. Anderson will be delivering his sermon for Ash Wednesday. Today’s episode came from our special worship service on the evening of Ash Wednesday, March 6, 2019. In case you are reading along with a Bible and our readings don’t necessarily match up with yours, we use the NRSV translation of the Holy Bible. Special music heard in this episode of the Shepherdcast includes: Choir performance: “Lenten Meditation” words and music by Jay Althouse © 2001 Hope Publishing Company, Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. Used with permission. CCLI License # 11421954 CCLI Streaming License # CSPL153044 Our sermon is delivered by the Reverend Scott J. Anderson. Our lay reader on this evening was Bill Bowman. Our church choir consists of Pastor Scott Anderson, Bill Bowman, Karen Broadwater, Jennifer Crone, Fred Drotleff, Janine Garber, Jim Hunter, Dan Mason, Marilyn Mason, Terri Wanner, and Michelle Ward, and is under the direction of Susan Kaschak. Our sound room technician for this special service was Jacob Schandel. This podcast was hosted and produced by Jacob H. Schandel for Shepherd of the Valley Evangelical Lutheran Church. To learn more about our church, please visit www.sotvchurch.com, or follow us on social media @sotvsandyville. Our church is a member congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. You can learn more about the ELCA at www.elca.org, and you can learn about our local Northeastern Ohio Synod at www.neos-elca.org.