News & Information February 2016
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ECW February meeting
No meeting in February
Tuesday Congregation Mardi Gras Supper
February 9, 6:00 pm
Shrove Tuesday officially ends the
season of Epiphany and is the vigil for the starting of
Origins of Shrove Tuesday
Shrove Tuesday originated during the Middle Ages. As in
contemporary times, 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 inevitably become spoiled 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 began. In France,
the consumption of all fats and fatty foods on this day
coined the name "Fat Tuesday" or Mardi Gras.
Shrove Tuesday Traditions
England began the tradition of serving pancakes, and for
this reason the day is known as "Pancake Day".
In addition, there are the annual Pancake Day Races, where
contestants dress in aprons and scarves and race down a
course flipping a pancake in a frying pan or skillet.
Tuesday is the beginning of Lent (a time of penance and
renewal prior to Easter) in the liturgical calendar of many
Christian traditions. Shrove Tuesday ushers in the Quinquagesima,
the fifty-day period before Easter, which begins the Sunday
before Ash Wednesday. Shrove Tuesday is the final day of
“Shrovetide,” a three-day period leading into
Lent. Shrove Tuesday occurs precisely 47 days before Easter
and is a moveable feast determined by the lunar calendar.
Following worship service, we have a wonderful time of fellowship
with our friends and a great opportunity to greet visitors.
A special thanks to all who make this happen by volunteering
to serve as coffee hostess. There is a sign-up sheet in
the parish hall every month giving you the opportunity to
serve. Coffee is always served. The snack can be a slice
of cake, cookies, sandwiches, chip and dip, crackers and
cheese, etc—and recently root beer floats were a big
hit. This was never intended to be an entire meal, just
a snack; some wish to serve more and that is fine. That
is their gift to you, so just say “thanks.”
If you are not able to serve, you might consider buying
coffee, creamer, sugar, small plates, cups, napkins etc.
Please join us each Sunday for this fellowship. If you have
questions, feel free to ask one of the ECW officers: Paula,
Bobbie, Joyce or Carol.
The vestry meets at 7:00 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each
month. Meetings are open to all members of St. Paul’s.
Please visit our Facebook site and become
a Fan. If you are a Facebook user with your own page you
may want to check your privacy settings. I recommend you
set them to Friends only. (Jon Kidwell)
Wardens, Vestry and Officers
Senior Warden: David Braddock-2017 ---- Junior Warden:
Ken Aungst-2018 ---- Iva Nell Templer-2016
Joyce Kenner-2016 ---- Rick Hammock -2018 ---- Carol McElroy-2017
Vestry Clerk: Nancy Davidson
Treasurer: Philip Brandon
Pledge Clerk: Iva Nell Templer
to pdf file) from September 9, 2012.