Pancake Supper: February 13, 2018

February 7, 2018

Shrove TuesdayShrove Tuesday

February 13, 2018
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.


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.

Ash WednesdayAsh Wednesday Services

February 14, 2018
12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Calvary will be holding two Ash Wednesday services on February 14, 2018, at 12:00 p.m. and 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.

Wednesday Lenten Lunches

The following is our schedule with speakers for Wednesday Lenten Lunches:

  • February 21, 2018: Rev. Vic Cassad
  • February 28, 2018: Rev. Dean Libby
  • March 7, 2018: Rev. Beverly Olsen
  • March 14, 2018: Rev. Dallen Morgan
  • March 21, 2018: TBA

Please note: Sunday school classes are needed to host noon lenten luncheons.

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?