Join Us for a Shrove Tuesday Pancake Palooza!
by Pastor Robert, Wess and Jo Ellen
The Lenten Season is almost here so join us on March 5th from 5:00 – 7:00pm, Shrove Tuesday (the day before Ash Wednesday), for a Pancake Palooza Supper and time of fellowship. No ticket needed, just a free-will donation. Tell your friends and neighbors, all are welcome! Share this event on Facebook.
Shrove Tuesday gets its name from the custom for Christians to be “shriven” before the start of Lent. Traditionally, Anglo-Saxon Christians would go to church to confession their sins on this day. The word shrove is a form of the English word shrive, which means to obtain absolution for one’s sins by way of confession and penance.
The pancakes themselves are part of this ancient custom with deeply religious roots. Shrove Tuesday was the last chance to indulge yourself, and to use up the foods that aren’t allowed in Lent. Giving up foods but not wasting them. In the old days there were many foods that observant Christians would not eat during Lent: foods such as meat and fish, fats, eggs, and milky foods. So that no food was wasted, families would have a feast on the shriving Tuesday, and eat up all the foods that wouldn’t last the forty days of Lent without going bad.