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Sunday Forum will change the format beginning on February 12th through Lent. Come at 9:15 (please make every effort to be on time) for a tour and guided description of our beautiful stained glass windows given by Dr. Jonathon Smith and throughout Lent our Rector Emeritus, The Rev. Ben Sanders, will lead us in a class on the Baptismal Covenant. The Stained Glass Window classes will begin in the Church and move to Lee's office and the Lenten classes will be in Parker Hall.
This year the Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake supper will return and will be hosted by our hospitality and welcome committees. Shrove Tuesday is February 21 and the dinner will begin at 6pm.
Why is it called Shrove Tuesday?
It comes from the word ‘shrive’, which means to give absolution after hearing confession. So Shrove Tuesday is the day when people went to confession to prepare themselves for Lent, which begins on the following day, Ash Wednesday. Confessions will be available all day Tuesday for those who are interested.
Why do we eat pancakes on Shrove Tuesday?
It was the last chance for a spot of indulgence before 40 days of fasting, and also an opportunity to use up food that couldn’t be eaten during Lent. This included eggs, fat, and milk, which were made into pancakes and eaten on that day.