ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICES - Noon and 7:30 pm
PANCAKE SUPPER/SHROVE TUESDAY; Ash Wednesday, and LENTEN QUIET DAY
SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER (TUES., MARCH 5 (6 p.m.)
Each year on the day before Ash Wednesday, it’s traditional to follow the old custom of using up all the fat in the kitchen. And what better way to emphasize the next day’s sudden change to the sacrificial season of Lent than dining on an over-the-top feast of pancakes, butter, syrup, ham, sausage, and believe it or not, ice cream? Lent provides plenty of time for “healthy choice” menus, but Fat Tuesday (also known as Mardi Gras) is time to revel in excess. Suggested donation is $5 for adults, $1 for kids. Invite a friend and make sure to add your names to the Pancake Supper sign-up sheet in the narthex.
Ash Wednesday Services - MARCH 6 (noon and 7:30 p.m.)
- Plus Ashes to Go in our parking lot and at the Hicksville LIRR station.
LENTEN QUIET DAY - SAT., MARCH 30 (1-3 p.m.)
This year, St. Margaret’s Lenten Quiet Day will incorporate prayer and guided meditation with gentle “chair” yoga and a bit of Tai Chi. Our program fitsright in with the contemplative spirit of Lent and our ongoing process of spiritual renewal. Simple, healthy refreshments will be provided. The Quiet Day is free and open to all; there will be a basket for free-will offerings. Watch for our sign-up poster in the narthex. Invite a friend, and join us for an inside-out afternoon as we strive to deepen the relationship between body, mind and spirit this Lent.
~ Barbara F.