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Please join us on Tuesday, February 25 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. for our Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner which will kick off the Lenten Season. Our menu will consist of freshly made Pancakes, Apple/Kielbasa side, Dessert and Beverages. There is no charge for our Shrove Tuesday Pancake dinner, however; there will be a free will offering. 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.
Our Ash Wednesday Service in the Chapel with the Imposition of Ashes will be held on Wednesday, February 26 at 7:00 p.m. Rev. Dr. Moon Ho Kim will offer his Ash Wednesday message during this this very moving service which starts the Lenten season. For more information, please do not hesitate to contact the church office at 518-725-9611.
Church Office Hours: Tuesday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon. Food Pantry Hours: Tuesday - Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Pastor Kim's Office Hours:
Tuesday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon and other times by appointment. If you have an after hours pastoral emergency, please contact Pastor Kim at 518-705-4701
WORSHIP SCHEDULE - SEPTEMBER THROUGH JUNE
9:00 a.m. - Praise Worship Service in the Chapel
10:30 a.m. - Traditional Worship Service including Children's Time (Nursery Service is available during the service)
10:45 a.m. - Sunday School for grades pre-k through high school
11:30 a.m. - Coffee Hour in Fellowship Hall
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Foothills United Methodist Church