Shrove Tuesday (Feb. 21) and Ash Wednesday (Feb. 22)

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
February 21, 6 p.m. at the Advocate house

Come to the Advocate house on Shrove Tuesday for a pancake supper as we prepare ourselves for the beginning of Lent the next day!

What is Shrove Tuesday? It’s the day before Ash Wednesday, when people traditionally would consume all their flour, sugar and other sweet treats before the penitential season of Lent. Thus: PANCAKES. This year we’ll gather to eat some yummy food – AND a king cake directly from New Orleans will be there.

Ash Wednesday
February 22

7 AM – 9 AM – Receive ashes in the chapel
12 PM – Eucharist with ashes in the chapel
7 PM
–  Eucharist with ashes in the chapel and online

Lent begins the next day on Ash Wednesday. Come to a service at noon or 7 p.m., or drop by 7-9 a.m. for ashes in the chapel. Marion also will be in the chapel throughout this solemn day for prayer or conversation.

The first of the 40 days of Lent, Ash Wednesday is named for the custom of placing blessed ashes on the foreheads of worshipers. The ashes are a sign of penitence and a reminder of mortality, and may be imposed with the sign of the cross. (Imposition of ashes at the Ash Wednesday service is optional.)