pancakes 3 - smallBring your family to Grace Church Tuesday, March 4 and enjoy a delicious pancake supper before the season of Lent begins.

We’ll be serving up pancakes, sausages and applesauce from 5:30 until 7 p.m. in Albright Parish Hall. Donations of $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12 are welcomed ($16 max/family).

Grace’s youth members are encouraged to come at 4:30 to help set up for the event.

The origins of Shrove Tuesday (from ShareFaith.com)

Shrove Tuesday originated during the Middle Ages. As in contemporary times, food items like meats, fats, eggs, milk, and fish were regarded as restricted during Lent. To keep such food from being wasted, many families would have big feasts on Shrove Tuesday in order to consume those items that would inevitably become spoiled during the next forty days. The English tradition of eating pancakes on Shrove Tuesday came about as a way to use as much milk, fats, and eggs as possible before Ash Wednesday began. In France, the consumption of all fats and fatty foods on this day coined the name “Fat Tuesday” or Mardi Gras.

Did you save your palm fronds from last year’s Palm Sunday?

Bring them to the pancake supper and join Mo. Doris as she leads a brief service at 6:30 p.m. to bless and burn the palms.

The palms are a reminder of Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem. The ashes symbolize death and remind us of our mortality.

The ashes created at the burning of the palms will be used in our Ash Wednesday services.

 

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