What is Shrove Tuesday/Pancake Day?
Shrove Tuesday (known in some countries as Pancake Tuesday or Pancake day) is a day in February or March preceding Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent), which is celebrated in some countries by consuming pancakes. In others, especially those where it is called Mardi Gras or some translation thereof, this is a “carnival day, and also the last day of "fat eating" or "gorging" before the fasting period of Lent.
This moveable feast is determined by the date of Easter. The expression "Shrove Tuesday" comes from the word shrive, meaning "absolve". Shrove Tuesday is observed by many Christians, including Anglicans, Lutherans, Methodists and Roman Catholics, who "make a special point of self-examination, of considering what wrongs they need to repent, and what amendments of life or areas of spiritual growth they especially need to ask God's help in dealing with."
Being the last day of the liturgical season historically known as Shrovetide, before the penitential season of Lent, related popular practices, such as indulging in food that one sacrifices for the upcoming forty days, are associated with Shrove Tuesday celebrations, before commencing the fasting and religious obligations associated with Lent.
So now that you know why it is good to have pancakes for dinner,
please come join in the feast
TUESDAY FEBRUARY 28TH!
The Valentine's Dance is BACK! Come to the Parish Hall in your Fanciest dress (Even if that is sweatpants and a T-shirt, we want you to be there!)
Tickets are $5 and are available to purchase in the Narthex after Sunday Services or at the door. Please consider coming early to help set up or staying late to help clean.
Proceeds from the dance go to the Youth, Music, and Coffee Hour funds.
Bring your dancing shoes and be ready to 'kick it' to decade music from the 40's through today!
Trinity is calling all members to a Discernment Gathering the morning of February 4th, Featuring breakfasts from members of the discernment committee. Join us Saturday, Feb 4th at 9 am. Please consider bringing cut up fruit for a parish fruit salad! Bring your ideas!
Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
Remember, any questions regarding the transition to a new Rector can be sent to Trinitytransition17@gmail.com.