Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper: February 28, 2017

February 23, 2017

Shrove Tuesday 2017Come to the Annual Meal before Lent

February 28, 2017

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Join in the fun! Bring your family and friends and join the United Methodist Women as they host the annual Pancake Supper in the Fellowship Hall. The Tuesday before Lent is called Shrove Tuesday or Fat Tuesday. Mardi Gras literally means “Fat Tuesday” in French. The day is also known as Shrove Tuesday (from “to shrive,” or hear confessions). Traditionally a homemaker emptied the home of fat, eggs and dairy before the fasting and abstinence of Lent began. This practice evolved to serving pancakes the Tuesday prior to Lent.

For just $6 for adults and $3 for children (or a limit of $15 per family), you can enjoy pancakes, sausage and juice, all you can eat, in a Mardi Gras atmosphere.

The proceeds will help the Calvary UMW with their mission projects.

Ash Wednesday 2017Two Ash Wednesday Services

March 1, 2017

12:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.

You are invited to join us for one of our two Ash Wednesday services on March 1, 2017. There will be one at 12:00 p.m. and one at 6:00 p.m.

In addition, to help us prepare for worship each Sunday in Lent, a bell will chime to indicate that our worship of God is beginning. It will be rung at 10:00 a.m. to remind us that we need to become silent and prepare for worship.

Admittedly, Calvary is one of the friendliest churches anywhere. We love to visit and that’s a good thing, but please join us in this Lenten practice to prepare our hearts, minds and souls for the worship of God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

About Lent

Lent is a time of self-examination, repentance, self-denial, conversion and growth. It lasts for forty days, excluding Sundays, and begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on the Saturday before Easter. At its heart Lent is a journey into wholeness — a participation in God’s mission of redemption. The journey of Lent for believers follows the journey of Christ to the cross, the tomb, and resurrection. It is a corporate practice that joins believers to Christ’s way of humility and dependence on God. In many ways Lent is an invitation to a form of dying and rising. Practiced well, Lent nurtures a greater knowledge and love of Christ and a more realistic understanding of our own frailties, finitude, and need of help from God.

Micah 6:8

He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?