Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner
Shrove Tuesday is a day of celebration before Ash Wednesday which is the first day of Lent which represents a time of abstinence, of giving things up.
In the past Shrove Tuesday was 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.
Today many modern day Christians do not observe food abstinence as part of their Lent but the tradition still continues to this day.
Please join us for a Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner on Tuesday, February 28th at 5:30pm. This is a free dinner and all are welcome to attend.
If you are interested in attending please contact the church office at 250-368-6066 on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday between the hours of 8am to 12 Noon.
World Day of Prayer
The World Day of Prayer is a global ecumenical movement which brings Christians of many traditions together to observe a common day of prayer each year. Through preparation and participation in the worship service, we can come to know how our sisters of other countries, languages and cultures understand the Biblical passages in their context.
The 2017 World Day of Prayer theme - “Am I Being Unfair to You?” which will be led by the women and girls from the Philippines, is based upon the principals of Matthew 20:1-16.
As one of our Guiding Principles affirms, we listen to the multicultural and multi-ethnic people's perpectives. Reminding us that prayer is rooted in listening to God and to one another and it is a good practice for building and sustaining a community,
The parable Jesus told about how he saw no wrongdoing in giving equally while the workers who felt entitled to receive more greatly complained. Allows us reflection, as we listen to the stories of many women and girls who are victims of domestic violence or sex trafficking, migrant domestic workers in the country or abroad, and survivors harmed emotionally and economically by disasters in the environment or unsustainable development policies.
We begin to feel empathy, which is an actualization of compassion and care for these women. When we begin to put ourselves in solidarity through participation with Informed Prayer and Prayerful Action, we are affirming that prayer and action are inseparable and that both have immeasurable influence on the world.
In this way we enrich our Christian faith as it grows deeper and broader in an international, ecumenical expression. Reminding us, that we are caretakers of God’s creation and we must respond in positive ways to the needs of our vulnerable populations through out the world!
Please join us on Friday, March 3rd at 1:30pm at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Rossland, BC.