Pancakes and sausages for all! Come celebrate with our church family before we begin our Lenten observations on Ash Wednesday. Bring your appetites and a donation to support a charity chosen by the youth. And it would also be very appropriate and festive to wear your best hats! Hosted by St. George’s Youth and KidsWord. Contact Suzette Puckett or the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-454-2523 with any questions.
So what is Shrove Tuesday? Traditionally viewed as a day of confession and repentance, Shrove Tuesday has become over time the last day for celebration and feasting before the Lenten season of fasting and self-denial. Food items like meats, fats, eggs, milk, and fish were regarded as restricted during Lent. To keep such food from being wasted, many families would have big feasts on Shrove Tuesday in order to consume those items that would spoil during the next forty days. The English tradition of eating pancakes on Shrove Tuesday came about as a way to use as much milk, fats, and eggs as possible before Ash Wednesday. In France, the consumption of fatty foods on this day led to the name Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras. And in New Orleans, they laissez les bons temps rouler for days, with music, dancing, and parades! (Information from www.ShareFaith.com.)