Special Events
 
 Date:
 Event:
January 26
Annual Meeting
Canon law as well as the State of Michigan require that each incorporated parish hold an Annual Meeting in January of each year.  As the U.S. Constitution was being written, The Episcopal Church was undergoing a peaceful separation from the Church of England.  This required a new name and a new structure for governance.  Like the new Nation, it was no longer willing to be ruled by a king or a handful of lordly bishops.  Instead power would be balanced, shared at all levels between bishops, clergy and laity.  It is a system that has served us well for over 200 years.  The meeting begins at 11:30 with a Pot Luck Supper.

 
 


February 25
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
This ancient annual event arose as families, anticipating the fasting of Lent, cleaned out their cupboards of rich food stuffs that would lead to temptations.  Today it's about good food and the general craziness of pancake races.  The acolytes will cook and serve pancakes of various sorts together with sausages.

 
 


Feb - April
Lent--Easter
The season of Lent begins with Ash Wednesday services at noon and 5:00 pm on February 26th.  Thereafter we will have Tuesday evening Lenten Studies with pot luck suppers starting at 6:30 pm.  Holy Week begins April 5th with Palm Sunday service at 10:00 am.  It is followed by the Maundy Thursday service at 6:00 pm.  The Good Friday service this year is at Christ the King Lutheran Church (our covenant companion parish) at 7:00 pm.  The Holy Saturday service is at 5:00 pm.  The Feast of the Resurrection, Easter, will be celebrated at 10:00 am