Feb. 26 – Ash Wednesday

We celebrate Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Tuesday immediately prior to our Ash Wednesday worship service which marks the beginning of Lent.

5:30 PM Pancake Supper

Pancake Tuesday was a time to use of all of the fattening food before Lent, a traditional time of fasting.

Pancakes with sausage

Arrive hungry as we gather in the Fellowship Hall on Wednesday, February 26th, for a FREE Pancake Supper of Pancakes, Sausage, and delicious Biscuits with Sausage Gravy, plus hot and cold beverages. Supper is from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. Please RSVP using the slip in the Sunday bulletin or call the office at 988-3514.

7:00 PM Ash Wednesday Worship Service

In days before refrigeration fasting in late winter and early spring helped to stretch out remaining food reserves until the early spring crops could be harvested.

Ash Wednesday

Many people continue fasting from certain foods during Lent as a spiritual discipline. We will focus on a fast that starts or strengthens a healthy practice that one might continue even beyond Lent. Thus during the imposition of ashes the pastor says: “Turn away from sin and believe the good news.”

This service will be appropriate for families to participate in together.