All Trinity women are invited to attend our Spring Service Day on Tuesday, April 11 from 9:30-12 noon (note the time change) in Trinity Hall. Come and enjoy fellowship together as we work on an assortment of projects.
Thanks to Trinity’s Outreach Class, Trinity will offer a Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on Tuesday, February 21, from 5:30 – 7 PM in Trinity Hall. Persons can come and go as their schedule allows. A love offering will be taken to help offset costs, any additional will go towards Lenten Easter Mission Offering. .
Now that we got your attention with pancakes, you may be asking
“What is Shrove Tuesday?”
Shrove Tuesday is the traditional feast day before the start of Lent, a day of celebration as well as penitence. Lent is the 40 days leading up to Easter. Lent is a time of abstinence, of giving things up. So Shrove Tuesday is the last chance to indulge yourself, and to use up the foods that aren’t allowed in Lent. Giving up foods: but not wasting them.
In the old days there were many foods that observant Christians would not eat during Lent: foods such as meat and fish, fats, eggs, and milky foods. So that no food was wasted, families would have a feast on the shriving Tuesday, and eat up all the foods that wouldn’t last the forty days of Lent without going off.
The need to eat up the fats gave rise to the French name Mardi Gras; meaning “Fat Tuesday”. Pancakes became associated with Shrove Tuesday as they were a dish that could use up all the eggs, fats and milk in the house with just the addition of flour.
Now you know!
We hope you will join us on February 21 as we celebrate Shrove Tuesday!!
Wear the ancient sign of your faith all day: between 7:30-8:30 AM on Ash Wednesday, February 22, come by Trinity’s front doors to receive ashes on your forehead, no need to even get out of your car!
Pastors Brian and Judy will be outside and out front on Trinity’s front steps bestowing ashes, and blessings for anyone who stops by.
Start your Lenten journey this year with this fresh expression of faithfulness. See you bright and early!
We will then continue with a worship service in the chapel at 12:30 PM and a worship service in the sanctuary at 7:00 PM, which will include the imposition of ashes. The 7:00 service will also be livestreamed.
See what the women are up to! The United Women in Faith is open to all women in the church. Historically, the group is mission-minded and is continually looking for new ways of being in service to the community. Join us!
In September (2023), two new circles are forming, one in daytime, one in nighttime. Stay tuned for details!
Save the date!
Thursday, October 12, 2023, 7:00pm: Mission Focus – Pathways
Thursday, November 9, 2023, 10am: Harvest Day
Saturday, December 2, 2023, 10:00am: District United Women in Faith Advent Service
On Saturday, February 11 from 5:30 to 8:00 PM you can drop your kids off for Valentine’s Day fun while you enjoy your evening. Parents’ Night Out cost is $15 a child (larger donations are very welcome). All the proceeds will go to benefit Trinity Kids & Students.
We are currently full, but can still use some volunteers to make it an even bigger success!