The service last night was really cool. I had never done the ashes thing before, but it was pretty powerful. I may have to rethink my choice of discipline for these next six weeks.
Update: Apparently, Methodist churches are free to do Ash Wednesday services as they wish; our pastor just happened to choose to do the ashes on the forehead thing. I think that the big First UMC church downtown had a service "wit smudge" as well.
"Remember you are dust, and to dust you shall return."