As we prepare for the Lenten season, one of the traditional ways that many Christian communities celebrate Shrove Tuesday (or you may have heard it called Mardi Gras or “Fat Tuesday”) is to make pancakes, which are cooked in oil or fat, as a way of “fattening up” for the season of fasting that beings on Ash Wednesday.
So today I invite you to participate in some prayerful cooking live from my kitchen. Together, let us prepare to journey through the season of Lent using the pancake recipe and Shrove Tuesday liturgy available to download below.
Rev. Kimberly C. Orr serves as the publisher of The Upper Room.
As we prepare for Lent to begin, we invite you to join us for Walking in the Wilderness: An Online Lenten Retreat with The Upper Room. In this online course using Beth A. Richardson's book Walking in the Wilderness, we will hold sacred space for one another and connect with God throughout each day. Join us as we begin with an Ash Wednesday service from The Upper Room Chapel live on Facebook and YouTube, February 17, 2021 at 11:00 AM Central time.
I could not have found The Upper Room Moments of Prayer (on Facebook Live) sooner. For it is during these moments of centering spiritual practices, meditating on the words of scripture, praying with and for the world, that I find moments of transcendence, hear whispers of peace and hope, see glimpses of truth and justice, behold visions of love and beauty amid all the stark realities that are around me.”