February 19: Shrove Sunday
On the Last Sunday after Epiphany we get ready for the holy season of Lent with a last big party! Join us after the 10:15 service for:
- A pancake lunch with all the trimmings, $7 donation.
- The burial of the Alleluias. During the season of Lent the joyful shout of "Alleluia" (Hebrew for "Praise the Lord!") is omitted from all our liturgies. So to help us say goodbye to the Alleluia, we roll up our big Alleluia banner, put it in a capsule, and bury it under the floorboards of the church for the six weeks of Lent.
- The burning of the palms. The ashes for Ash Wednesday are traditionally made from the palms used in the previous year's celebration of Palm Sunday. People often take the blessed palms home and put them somewhere in their homes to serve as a sign of blessing. You're invited to bring your (now-dried) palms back to church and we'll burn them during our celebration.
- Book signing with Bill Glenn. Bill, an Incarnation parishioner (and newly elected vestry member), recently published a spiritual memoir, I Came Here Seeking a Person. Bill will be our preacher on this Sunday and will lead a discussion of his book at the 9:00 Sunday forum. Copies will be available for purchase and Bill will be available to sign books during our Shrove Sunday celebration.
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