Bring the family for a fun feast and fellowship as well as games
St. Andrew United Methodist Church invites the community to its annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, Tuesday, February 17, 2014, from 6 – 7:30 in Smith Worship Center, 5801 W. Plano Parkway, Plano, Texas 75093. Supper is $3 per person with a family maximum of $10. Register online at standrewumc.org. The evening includes pancakes with all the toppings, fellowship, and games for kids.
“Celebrated the day before Ash Wednesday, Shrove Tuesday, also known as Pancake Day, is the last day before the period which Christians call Lent,” said Rev. Robert Hasley, senior pastor, St. Andrew UMC. “Lent is a time to prepare for Easter through prayer, repentance, and self-denial. Some Christians do this though abstinence or giving things up so Shrove Tuesday is the last chance to indulge yourself, and eat foods that people may abstain from in Lent. It is a tradition on this day to eat pancakes, and in the last few years, it has become a fun tradition for families to celebrate this occasion at St. Andrew.”
The name Shrove comes from the old word "shrive" which means to confess. On Shrove Tuesday, in the Middle Ages, people used to confess their sins so that they were forgiven before the season of Lent began.
Additionally, families are invited to return the following day, February 18, for St. Andrew’s Ash Wednesday Worship Service at 7 p.m., in the sanctuary to begin the season of Lent.
St. Andrew United Methodist Church is a vibrant, growing, intergenerational church. Begun in 1986, St. Andrew is located on a 21.214 acre campus at the corner of Plano Parkway and Mira Vista and includes a sanctuary, education, music and nursery wing, completed in 2003. Nearly 2,000 come together every weekend through six different worship services: Saturday Night Alive!-5:30 p.m.; Sunday Early Service-8:00 a.m.; Teaching Service-9:30 a.m.; and Traditional Service-11:00 a.m.; The Well contemporary worship at 9:09 a.m. and 10:39 a.m. St. Andrew is an outward-focused church striving to lift the world around us toward God and provides a number of local and global mission opportunities including the Seven Loaves Community Center, which provides a myriad of services to qualifying residents of all Collin County zip codes directed at improving lives and breaking the poverty cycle. A number of caring ministries are in place to support members in all phases of life from support groups to career care in addition to ministries focused on each age group. Additional ministries include a strong music program with choirs, instrumental groups, as well as the Academy of Music, offering private lessons. Selected as “Best Place to Worship in Plano” by the readers of the Plano Star Courier in 2014 and 2013, St. Andrew UMC provides each individual with opportunities to connect to the community and contribute their unique gifts to the congregation's spirit. St. Andrew United Methodist Church is located at 5801 Plano Parkway, Plano, Texas 75093. Additional information can be found at www.standrewumc.org