March 5th, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., the Episcopal Church Women are again hosting a special Shrove Tuesday Pancake Lunch with pancakes, sausage, syrup, fruit and sherbet. All are invited to this traditional feast before the season of Lent begins on Wednesday. Adults $8, for adults; $4 for children – and pay at the door (reservations not required) Proceeds will benefit St. Peter’s outreach ministries.
The women of St. Peter’s and a man or two, will cook and serve fabulous pancakes. Gluten-free pancakes also will be available on request. The St. Peter’s folks organize the food, cook it all, decorate the parish hall with a Mardi Gras theme, and delight in serving each guest.
The day before Ash Wednesday, known as Shrove Tuesday in the Anglican Church in England, and marks the beginning of the Christian season of fasting and prayer called Lent ending with Easter. Shrove Tuesday is commonly known in English-speaking countries associated with the United Kingdom and its Anglican traditions. The celebratory aspect of the day developed long before the Protestant Reformation, and was associated with releasing high spirits before the somber season of Lent. It is analogous to the continuing Carnival tradition associated with Mardi Gras.