Sunday, January 21st starting at 12 noon to ? in Fellowship Hall. This is a eat in/take out event. Prices are as follows: Adults - $8.00, Children ages 7-12 - $6.00 and Children under 6 are free. For more information, please call the church office at 518-725-9611
Please join us on Tuesday, February 13th at 4:30 p.m. for our Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner which will kick off the Lenten Season. Our menu will consist of Pancakes, Apple Sausage and chocolate cake. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, milk and iced tea will also be available.
There is no charge for our Shrove Tuesday Pancake dinner, however; all donations are gratefully appreciated. For more information, please contact the church office at 518-725-9611.
WHAT IS SHROVE TUESDAY??
Shrove Tuesday (widely known as Pancake Day) is a day in February or March, preceding Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent), which is celebrated in many countries by consuming pancakes.
Shrove Tuesday, a moveable feast; is determined by Easter. The expression "Shrove Tuesday" comes from the word shrive, meaning "confess". Shrove Tuesday is observed by many Christians, including Anglicans, Lutherans, Methodists and Roman Catholics, who "make a special point of self-examination, of considering what wrongs they need to repent, and what amendments of life or areas of spiritual growth they especially need to ask God's help in dealing with."
Being the last day before the penitential season of Lent, related popular practices, such as indulging in food that one sacrifices for the upcoming forty days, are associated with Shrove Tuesday celebrations, before commencing the fasting and religious obligations associated with Lent. The term Mardi Gras is French for "Fat Tuesday", referring to the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season, which begins on Ash Wednesday.