Pancakes and Palm Ashes
Join us on February 13 at 5:30pm-7:30p for our annual Pancake Supper. The night before Ash Wednesday is traditionally a big time for celebration. Known in the Episcopal Church as “Shrove Tuesday” the day is also called “Fat Tuesday,” “Carneval” in Spanish, or “Mardi Gras” in French. Traditionally the day is a day to eat your last round of sweets and fats before the great season of fast, Lent, which starts the next day: Ash Wednesday. What better way to get sweets and fats than pancakes!
This year the suggested donation for pancakes is $5 for an individual $10 for a family. All donations will go to support youth scholarships for church programming.
This year our youth group will be grilling pancakes, and we’ll have a Mardi Gras themed dinner. Bring your masks, beads, and wear your favorite Mardi Gras attire. We’ll also have a Mardi Gras trivia contest with fabulous prizes.
After dinner, we’ll participate in another great tradition: preparing the Ashes for the next day’s Ash Wednesday services. We’ll build a fire out on the front patio. The ashes for Ash Wednesday come from palms from the previous Palm Sunday. If you saved any palm branches and palm crosses, bring them along. (If you didn’t, don’t worry, we saved plenty at the church.) We’ll say a few prayers and enjoy the bonfire, weather permitting.
Click the picture below for an album of Photos from 2017’s Pancakes and Palm Ashes gathering: