Bottomless pancake supper on ‘Shrove Tuesday’
Pancake lovers can rejoice because St. David’s is holding its annual pre-Lenten Pancake Supper at the end of February.
Happening from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 25, families and individuals can take part in a bottomless pancake buffet, with various syrups and toppings to complement the flap jacks.
According to Wikipedia, many English towns hold traditional Shrove Tuesday football (soccer) games. Other traditions include pancake races.
The word “shrove” comes from the practice of being “shriven,” meaning “confessing your sins.” The Shriving Bell was rung on Shrove Tuesday to call people into church to confess their sins.
To prepare for Lent, all temptations — typically luxury food products like eggs, milk, cheese and meat — were removed from the home in a period of three Sundays before Ash Wednesday. This was known as Shrovetide and provided an opportunity for indulgence right before the stricter Lenten season.
The easiest way to dispose of luxury food was to make pancakes or a fritter.
That’s how “Shrove Tuesday” was born.
In the Christian tradition, the 40 days before Easter Sunday are known as Lent. Christians mark the time that Jesus spent fasting in the desert — 40 days — by fasting and praying.
Ash Wednesday — on Feb. 26 this year — marks the first day of Lent
Diocese to hold online compline throughout Lent
In the midst of a culture of fear and division, we are about to enter into Lent: a season of reflection and waiting – a taking stock of how our relationship with God impacts the love we share with others. Our message, our evangelism, is strengthened when we take seriously our duties to the study of scripture and life of prayer.
As we enter into Lent, you are invited to take on the practice of praying Compline, both individually and with the wider community, using Facebook Live.
Starting Ash Wednesday, and concluding Good Friday, our diocesan Facebook pages (Eastern Michigan and Western Michigan) will host an online Compline Service each Wednesday and Friday at 8 p.m. Each service will be facilitated by a leader from either diocese using readings and meditations from the Way of Love lenten calendar. To join, simply visit either page and join the service. Share your prayers and “amens!” using the comments of the video.
Bishop Hougland will kick off our online gatherings at 8 p.m. on Ash Wednesday.
And please pray on your own throughout the week, using Compline or whatever service or meditation brings you comfort. I encourage you to use the Way of Love lenten calendar to track your readings and reflections along the way.
Canon for Evangelism & Networking
The Episcopal Dioceses of Eastern & Western Michigan.
This week at St. David’s
Shrove Tuesday Pre-Lenten Pancake Supper, Feb. 25
- 5:30-7:30 p.m. — The Great Hall
- $6 per person, $20 for a family of four
Ash Wednesday, Feb. 26
Wednesday, Feb. 26 – Ash Wednesday
7:00 a.m.: Holy Eucharist & Imposition of Ashes
10:15 a.m.: Holy Eucharist & Imposition of Ashes
Delta Retirement Center
12:00 p.m.: Holy Eucharist & Imposition of Ashes
7:00 p.m.: Holy Eucharist & Imposition of Ashes
Wednesday evenings throughout Lent March 3 through April 1
6 p.m. – Holy Eucharist, Potluck following worship
7:15 p.m. – Lenten Program
Thursday, Feb. 27
6 p.m.: Bell Choir Rehearsal
7 p.m.: Choir Rehearsal
7 p.m.: Community Band Rehearsal, Great Hall
Friday, Feb. 28
9 a.m.: Holy Eucharist, St. Non Chapel
Sunday, March 1 – St David’s Day Celebration
8 a.m.: Holy Eucharist
9:15 a.m.: “Between the Services” Bible Discussion, Room 2/5
10:20 a.m.: Sunday School 10:30 a.m.: Holy Eucharist
12:00 p.m.: Potluck lunch to celebrate St. David’s Day
Events across Diocese of Eastern and Western Michigan
- Feb. 22 – Southern Leadership Day Workshops in Kalamazoo.
- Feb. 28-March 1 – The Provincial Youth Leadership Event at Bellwether Farm in Ohio.
- March 1 – Parochial Reports are due.
- March 7 – Central Leadership Day Workshops in Lansing.
- March 20-22 – CHARGE – a youth event for middle schoolers in Traverse City hosted by the ELCA.
- March 24 – Ordination of Wendy Brown and Thomas Manney to the Priesthood at St. Paul’s, Flint at 6 p.m.
- March 28 – Northern Leadership Day Workshops.
More information about these events is available at www.edwm.org.
Collect for the Week of Feb. 16-22: Sixth Sunday After Epiphany
O God, the strength of all who put their trust in you: Mercifully accept our prayers; and because in our weakness we can do nothing good without you, give us the help of your grace, that in keeping your commandments we may please you both in will and deed; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Readings for Sunday, Feb. 16.