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Mardi Gras Reflection Service & Luncheon

03/03/2019 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Mardi Gras Jazz Lenten Reflection Service & Luncheon

Sunday, March 3rd— 10am-12pm

Scottsdale, AZ — North Scottsdale United Methodist Church invites the community to come prepare for the Lenten season at their Mardi Gras Jazz Lenten Reflection Service and Luncheon on Sunday, March 3rd, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm located at the church, 11735 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ, 85254. This event is free to the public.

Our celebration will begin during the 10:00am service with reflective prayer and sermon for the Lenten Season.  We will exit the service with the merriment of a New Orleans’s Jazz band and process to the fellowship hall for a free luncheon.

As attendees enter the Mardi Gras Jazz Luncheon, they will be welcomed by the award winning Desert Mountain High School Jazz band.  The attendees will begin the Lenten Reflection by literally donning a mask.  This mask will represent the figurative mask that people wear.  . Pastor Dave Wasson will offer up a Lenten Reflection that will suggest that everyone take off their masks.  These are the figurative masks of self-deception, self-control, as well as the literal masks people are wearing. The reflective prayer will ask people to lay down the things that keep them from connecting to God.

After the opening reflection the attendees will enjoy jazz music from the DMHS jazz band and partake in a traditional New Orleans’s meal of homemade gumbo, rice, French bread, coleslaw, Cajun chicken (catered by Popeye’s)  and the meal will end with King’s cake shipped direct from Haydel’s Bakery in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Lent is the period of 40 days which comes before Easter in the Christian calendar and begins on Ash Wednesday, Lent is a season of reflection and preparation before the celebrations of Easter. By observing the 40 days of Lent Christians replicate Jesus Christ’s sacrifice and withdrawal into the desert for 40 days.

North Scottsdale United Methodist Church celebrates the love of God through Christ by having traditional Sunday services at 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. NSUMC offers adults weekly Bible studies, Sunday school and choir.  The church also offers Sunday school classes for ages 2 through 90 plus children’s choir and youth group activities. The following events are sponsored throughout the year; retreats, holiday festivals, turn-around trips, Vacation Bible School, book studies, mission trips and more.  If you are interested in additional information about NSUMC or any of these events, please call the church office at (480) 948-0529, check out the website www.nsumc.com, their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/NorthScottsdaleUMC) , their Pinterest page (https://www.pinterest.com/nscottsdaleumc/) or visit them at 11735 North Scottsdale Road (just south of Cactus Road).



10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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