In spite of bad weather, 75 people attended and received Holy Communion at the Community Ash Wednesday Service at the First Presbyterian Church in Alexandria. Holy Communion followed a sermon by Rev. Alan Atchison, As the Kingdom Turns, corporate confession of sin, and the imposition of ashes. The Juniata Valley Ministerium received an offering to help area residents with utility bills ($189). The Juniata Valley Ministerium has five more services planned for Lent. The next service will be at 7:00 PM on March 16 at the Christ Reformed Church in Alexandria with the Rev. Bruce Boyles offering the sermon.