Mardi Gras Bash Is Tuesday At St. Timothy's Episcopal

Thursday, February 27, 2014

The youth at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 630 Mississippi Ave., Signal Mountain, will host a Mardi Gras Bash on Tuesday, in place of the customary Shrove Tuesday pancake dinner. There will be two settings, at 5:30 and 7 p.m. in the parish hall. The program will include live jazz music, beads, party masks, crafts and more. Adult tickets will be $10 and children $5. Tickets are on sale now. There will be  only 75 tickets for each setting, with to go orders available. This is one of the major fundraisers for youth summer missions.

The Rev. John Talbird will be the priest at the church until a new rector is called. He will be at the church on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Ash Wednesday services will be at 7 a.m., with imposition of ashes and a simple Eucharist without choir and at 7 p.m. for imposition of ashes and Eucharist with choir. Throughout the day, priests will be available to offer imposition of ashes.


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