Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

Before the “fast of Lent” begins, we go “a little wild.” In New Orleans, it’s Mardi Gras. In Phoenixville, it’s PANCAKES! Eating pancakes, running while flipping pancakes, tossing pancakes, making pancake self-portraits and creating pancake art—we do it all! Our Pancake Dinner will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 13th in Kley Hall. The cost is $7 per adult, $5 per child with children under 3 free or $20 for a family. All the money raised will support our youth and adults attending the Appalachian Service Project trip to Kentucky this July 15-21.

Invite friends and RSVP through our Yellow Communication Card or by emailing Sonya Sowards at

Now, why is it called “Shrove Tuesday”? It comes from the word “shrive,” which as far back as 1000 AD meant to hear confessions. Shrove Tuesday was when Christians confessed their sins and received forgiveness the day before Lent began. Over time, Shrove Tuesday has become known as Pancake Day or, by the Pennsylvania Dutch, as Fasnacht (Doughnut) Day. Both were a way to use up lard, sugar, fat and butter, from which Christians traditionally fasted during Lent.

St John’s Lutheran Church Phoenixville