What: A commemoration of the Reformation. The day will include a worship service that will incorporate elements of the Latin and German Mass (in Latin and German!) from the 16th century; a lunch with German-style fare; and festival of activities with 16th century flare! You'll also catch a skit about Martin Luther!
Why: 2017 marks the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation
as we enjoy sugar and fat before the fasting of Lent begins!
If you didn't know...Bethany has a unique pancake tradition. In addition to traditional pancakes, as pictured above, Bethany also serves (savory) buckwheat pancakes with sausage gravy - a tradition from the time when the Winebarger family used to bring fresh-milled buckwheat flour from their mill.
Then join us again for the beginning of Lent for
...Ash Wednesday Holy Communion with Imposition of Ashes Service
Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 7pm
This service sets the tone for the season of Lent, as we receive the ashes from Palm Sunday's palm branches in the form of a cross on our foreheads, reminding us of our mortality, our fickleness, and our need for the Savior.