This Sunday, February 23rd, we prepare ourselves to enter into Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday, February 26th. As part of our preparation we will gather for a Shrove “Sunday” Pancake Breakfast.
Shrove Tuesday, also Fat Tuesday, is the day of feast just before the fast of Lent begins. In the tradition of the British Isles, on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, the faithful would go to church to confess their sins and be “shriven” or have their sins absolved.
So Sunday we will gather and enjoy our pancake breakfast and then celebrate a Service of Commitment, as we renew our calls to act as the Children of God.
Be sure to be at church for all the festivities!