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Shrove Tuesday All Ages Mardi Gras
Tuesday, March 5 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Pre-Lent party and Pancake Supper. Great food and good fun for everyone. Life and liturgical preparation intertwine as we journey together in Christian community. We gather around a fire in the courtyard, burn Palm Sunday’s palms, then grind the ashes for use on Ash Wednesday. With crayons, markers, stickers, we decorate a scroll with Alleluias and Easter symbols. As the party draws to a close, we roll up the scroll, seal it in a clay jar, and process it out to the garden with noisemakers and Alleluias! There we bury it – there will be no Alleluias in our liturgies until the Great Vigil of Easter. On Easter Day we dig up the scroll and hang it in the church. For Easter’s Great 50 Days, the scroll will be part of our Easter Proclamation.