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UPCOMING EVENTS

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper – February 9
The Tuesday before Ash Wednesday is for many a day of preparation for Lent—a time for confession. The name “Shrove” derives from the word “shrive” which means to confess. Shrove Tuesday is also a time for pancakes, traditionally made to use up rich ingredients in preparation for Lenten dietary restrictions.
Pancakes and ham are served from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall for the reasonable price of $4/adult, $2/child, and $8/family.

Ash Wednesday Services – February 10
The Ash Wednesday liturgy is the doorway to Lent. Services are on Wednesday, February 10 at 6:30 a.m., noon, and 7:30 p.m. The liturgy is filled with sober images, reflection on our mortality and our sin, and the action of having ashes “imposed” on our foreheads, before we celebrate the Eucharist – the Holy Meal that affirms God’s forgiveness and love – together.

Evensong with Teaching Sermons
Join us Wednesday nights in Lent for a soup and bread supper ($2/person) at 5:45 p.m. followed by Evensong at 6:45 p.m. (Feb. 17, 24, March 2, 9, and 16). The theme is the saints with a lineup as follows:

    + February 17 – Janani Luwum (Archbishop of Uganda and Martyr)
    + February 24 – St. Matthias the Apostle
    + March 2 – Chad (Bishop of Lichfield)
    + March 9 – Stabat Mater performance
    + March 16 – Patrick (Bishop and Missionary of Ireland, transferred)

Lent is a time to stop and work on our relationship with God, either by giving up something that distracts us from God or by adding a discipline that draws us closer to God.

Stabat Mater Performance
Join us March 9 at 6:45 p.m. to hear the Stabat Mater by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, featuring Joslyn Claire Thomas, Rebecca Sacks and Evan C. Paul. The program should run about an hour and is made up of eight short movements.