Mardi Gras in the Cape
A week after the Super Bowl and a few days before the beginning of Lent, our church celebrated its Sunday service with a wide range of New Orleans-style jazz to complement our worship. Members of the congregation may have entered the sanctuary in a quiet frame of mind, but by the time they left, the strains of “When the Saints Go Marching In” was evident in their smiles and in the liveliness of their steps.
Stephen Bither once again organized Jazz Sunday, bringing together some of his musical playing partners to grace our spirits and worship. And to make it even more memorable, Faith York had the choir singing along in what was an uplifting experience for all.
Stephen’s group included John Battis on clarinet, Roger Snow on trombone, Jake Wilson on drums, Pete Dumphey on banjo and our own Tom Wilbur on sousaphone.
The pre-Lent celebration concluded with a pancake brunch in the Narthex, thanks to the planning and organization of Brenda Simpson, and her helpers, Joanne Scontras, Mary Anne Champeon, Katie Connelly, Chris DeSantis, Joan Enman and Ruth and Dana Dufresne.
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