Shrove Tuesday

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

Suggested $8 donation per adult; $5 ages 4-12 — free to children 3 years old and younger

(10% of donations will be contributed to Family Promise)

Are You Ready to Get Your Shrove* On?

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Mount Vernon invites you to a pre-Lent tradition that involves pancakes for dinner — and what could possibly be wrong with that?

And not just pancakes, but sliced ham, bacon, fruit, a variety of toppings, and plenty of friendly neighbors. And coffee. Lots of coffee.

The Annual St. Paul’s Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner is open to one and all. We ask for your donation of $8 per adult and $5 for children ages 4 -12. Kids 3 years old and younger eat for free. Of course, if you really like the food or are just feeling generous, we will thankfully accept any additional donation. So bring the whole family! You won’t find food so good for so little on a Tuesday night in February in the entire Skagit Valley. We guarantee it!

10% of donations go to Family Promise to help keep the Gospel message alive and well in our community — so you’ll leave feeling satisfied in body and soul.

Popularly known in England and Commonwealth countries as Pancake Tuesday or Pancake Day, Shrove Tuesday is the last day of the liturgical season historically known as Shrovetide, and precedes the penitential season of Lent. Indulging in foods that one sacrifices for the upcoming forty days is associated with Shrove Tuesday celebrations — which is why we make our Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner so darn good!

Did You Know? The term Mardi Gras is French for “Fat Tuesday”, referring to the practice of eating richer, fatty foods on the night before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season, which begins on Ash Wednesday. (Source: Wikipedia)