Tuesday and pancakes go hand-in hand

Members of St. Mary’s Anglican Church enjoyed a fun pancake supper March 4 in celebration of Shrove Tuesday.

Ian Helm and Tiffany Riddle enjoy a pancake supper last week at St. Mary’s Anglican Church.

Ian Helm and Tiffany Riddle enjoy a pancake supper last week at St. Mary’s Anglican Church.

Members of St. Mary’s Anglican Church enjoyed a fun pancake supper March 4 in celebration of Shrove Tuesday.

New to the church is Reverend Donna Willer, who says the purpose of the Shrove Tuesday, or Fat Tuesday, is a time to give up something before Lent. “I like to say we let something go and then we take in something else…That feeds us spiritually.”

Lent is 40 days, which represents 40 days of Jesus Christ being in the wilderness, she added.

Family, friends and members of the congregation came to the church for fellowship and fun and they were able to enjoy pancakes, sausages and the all the fixings for a tasty dinner.

New reverend to St. Mary’s

Willer is originally from Saskatchewan and has lived in Alberta for the last 8 years. She moved last week as the priest for Westlock, Barrhead and Lac La Nonne. She said she looks forward to the move. “I’m looking forward to live in Ponoka and serve one community.”