Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner

Bring your appetites — for pancakes, sausages, salads, desserts and fun — to St. Paul’s annual Shrove Tuesday dinner, Tuesday, February 9th at 5:30 pm in the Great Hall.  No sign-up necessary.
This meal is a wonderful way to celebratePancake Night Shrove Tuesday, which in other parts goes by the name of Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras.  The event is sponsored and prepared by the Vestry, who will be serving up traditional Episcopal Shrove Tuesday fare — pancakes and sausages.

Those who prefer something fresh — or decadently sweet — are encouraged to bring a favorite salad or dessert to share. Whether it’s breakfast for dinner or potluck fare, Shrove Tuesday at St. Paul’s is always delicious.

It’s also time for the children to create a variety of artful “Alleluias” and march them in a raucous, multi-generational parade to the St. Paul’s tower, where the Alleluias will be banished until Easter Sunday.

Tower detail

The next day, of course, is Ash Wednesday, when we observe the beginning of Lent with Eucharist and the imposition of ashes at 7:30 am and noon, and a 6 pm Family and Choral Eucharist service.

Pancake image courtesy of  Rich Renomeron via Flickr; tower image by Lee Matz.