Tuesday, February 16, 2021 is Shrove Tuesday. It is a day to finalize one’s Lenten sacrifice, as well as, eat pancakes and other sweets. I know I for one am looking forward to celebrating this feast with my faith family next year – oh what a sweet sweet celebration it will be!
But, for 2021, we will be eating pancakes at home and enjoying scenes from New Orleans’ Yardi Gras! Because they were not able to hold their annual parade with decadent floats, many New Orleans residents have decorated their yards in the style of floats. The colorful and over the top decorations are not only fun to view and a boost to morale, but it is a much needed support to the hundreds of artists whose livelihoods revolve around this celebration that is famous around the world. If you search for “Yardi Gras 2021,” you can see this year’s festivities.
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 is Ash Wednesday. There will be three opportunities for you to join in prayer to begin this season of Lent: 7 a.m., noon, and 7 p.m. Here are service leaflets: 7 a.m. leaflet or Noon and 7 p.m. leaflet to accompany the services. There are a few printed service leaflets in the lobby available to pick up.
You will receive invitation emails to all three services tomorrow. The YouTube link is the same as always. If you have any questions, please let me know.
Cana Hartman, Parish Administrator
StThomassOffice@googlegroups.com or (302) 368-4644