Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

February 28, 2017, at 5 pm Atonement Anglican Church will be having it is annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper. All are welcome. This is a celebration, so come celebrate with us.

Shrove Tuesday is always the day before Ash Wednesday, which is the start of the Lenten Season. This was the day that people went to confession. The word Shrove or Shrive means absolution for sins by doing penance. For many we give up something for Lent, be it fatty foods, treats, pleasures – so consider Shrove Tuesday a reminder of the great sacrifice Christ made for us.

Historically, people would clean out their pantries and cupboards all those fatty and decadent foods in preparation for Lent so they would throw a party. In some other places, Shrove Tuesday is also called Mardi Gras, meaning Fat Tuesday. We recognize the celebrations and carnivals called Mardi Gras.


Baptism – Washed of all SIN

In the book of Acts of the Apostles, men and women who had come to believe in Jesus and had wished to put the past behind them and start a new life with and in Jesus were baptized and received the laying-on of hands. This still applies today in the form of baptism and confirmation. We declare our faith in and love for Jesus.

Water is essential to life. We use water to wash off dirt and make a clean start. As Christian’s water symbolizes a new life, a fresh start, dying and rising, washed of all sin and made new. On January 22, 2017, Madelyn Barajas entered into the Anglican community through Holy Baptism.

As a congregation, we all accepted responsibility to educate and bring Madelyn into Christ’s kingdom and as a community offer by example the meaning of being a Christian so that Madelyn can grow in understanding and one day take the next step in confirmation of her faith.

It was a wonderful day which I will remember forever as my grand-daughter proudly became a new member of our congregation.  Even at this young age, she understands the importance of God in her life.SONY DSC

Prayer Shawl Ministry

I believe it is important to use the gifts God has given us to His glory. For me personally God gifted me with the ability to create; I am a painter, sewer, embroiderer, and knitter. The prayer shawl ministry is a wonderful way for me to give of the gift of knitting that God bestowed on me.

Paul called upon us to “pray without ceasing” (1 Thess. 5:17). It is all too easy to tell someone ‘I am praying for you’. We pray for those in need and in thanksgiving daily. Prayer shawls have been around for centuries. In Hebrew times they were worn by men. Today however, the prayer shawl is given and to be worn by anyone.

It is an outward representation of your prayers, given freely and never sold.


The shawl has been knitted in the softest yarns available. I want the shawl or wrap to be comfortable and inviting, encouraging the recipient to wrap themselves in your prayers.shawls-062011

While some shawls are knit with no specific person in mind but with general prayers of thanksgiving and health said. I prefer to knit with the recipient in mind, weaving thoughts and prayers throughout the shawl for them.dsc_0081-1

I personally prefer to have a name and background on the recipient when knitting a prayer shawl. The shawl pictured here was knit for a bride.bridal-prayer-shawl

I ask for a color preference, consider climate location of the recipient, and any specific prayer requests when determining yarn and pattern appropriate for the shawl I will knit.shawl-recipient-england

Completed shawls are blessed by clergy. I feel this is important as I knit alone and the shawls generally only pass through my hands. I believe this goes to the verse, ‘when two or more are gathered, I am with you’.

A prayer card with information (including care instructions) is given with the shawl to the recipient.

For more information or to request a shawl be made for you or a loved one, please contact me at 480-374-0096 or by email at For updates on shawls made visit