Shrove Tuesday, February 21
Pancake Supper & Mardi Gras Celebration
5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church
All from St. Peter’s and Trinity (and friends, family and neighbors) are invited to Lincoln Hall at Trinity for Shrove Tuesday where we will enjoy pancakes and celebrate Mardi Gras with the children. Bring your kids and grandkids! There will be a mask-making workshop, a King and Queen will be chosen among the young people present and, to the sounds of Dixieland jazz, we will create our own New Orleans-style parade around Lincoln Hall. At a brief service, we will mark the conclusion of Mardi Gras and the change of the church calendar to Lent, followed by the distribution of ashes. This service will introduce children to the opening liturgy of Lent and refresh adult understanding of this aspect of our tradition.
“Remember that you are dust”
Lent commences on Ash Wednesday, February 22, bringing a new rhythm of life and worship.
Ash Wednesday services will be held at Noon at St. Peter’s and at 7:00 p.m. at Trinity.
If you are unable to attend either Ash Wednesday service or the Shrove Tuesday ashes ceremony, members of the clergy and lay people will be imposing ashes in a program called Ashes to Go. We will be imposing ashes during the midmorning in Portland at Tommy’s Park (corner of Exchange and Middle Streets across from Starbuck’s) and in Monument Square.