Annual Pancake Supper Is Tuesday At Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd

Thursday, February 27, 2014

The John B. Stout Memorial Pancake Supper at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 211 Franklin Road Lookout Mountain will be Tuesday, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.  Come dressed as crazy as you dare.  Masks, beads and baubles, funny face pancakes and King Cakes. We'll empty the larder in preparation for Lent. The cost is $5 for children and $8 for adults.

Ash Wednesday will have a self-guided Lenten Quiet Day from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the Library. Come to the library before or after the 7 a.m. (church), noon (chapel) or 6 p.m. (church) Ash Wednesday services. Instructed stations will be available to pray, walk the labyrinth, listen to sacred music, take in a powerpoint, read poetry and reflect on scripture.

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