As attendees enter this Mardi Gras Jazz Luncheon & Lenten Reflection, 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 David 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 more jazz music from the DMHS jazz band and partake in a traditional New Orleans’s meal of gumbo, rice, French bread, salad 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. Beginning 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.
If you are looking for a new way to begin the Lenten season, please join us for the festivities!