Wednesdays in Lent (adults) - "The Jesus of Blues & Jazz"

Dates: 02/20/2013
Category: Christian Education, Major Events
Demographics: Adults
"The Jesus of Blues & Jazz"

A Five Week Lenten Series

Wednesdays in Lent, Bagby Parish Hall

Dates: February 20, 27; March 6, 13, 20

Join the Rector for five weeks of food and fellowship as we reflect on a few timeless truths of the Christian faith through the musical genres, Blues and Jazz. We'll uncover Christian truths as revealed through the music and lyrics of some of the world's greatest jazz and blues musicians. We'll use this time to address our daily challenges and see how music can help us overcome.

Our Wednesday Night Schedule:

5:00-8:00 PM - Child care (see information below)

5:15-6:15 PM - Dinner, Bagby Parish Hall

6:00 PM - Worship, Holy Eucharist, The Church

6:30-7:30 PM - Program, Bagby Parish Hall

Topics for each date:

February 20, "Blues All Around Me ... What Do You Do With the Thorns?"

February 27, "Blues Traveler: A Relationship Primer"

March 6, "Blue Skies Shining On Me; Turning the Blue Days to Jazzy Shines

March 13, "The Sweet Song of Surrender"

March 20, "Heaven ... I'm in Heaven"

Music and verse sometimes speak when words alone fail us. From Old Testament to New, from ancient Church to modern, music has been an avenue through which God speaks to His people and through which His people worship Him in return. It is not simply the traditional hymnody of the Church that speaks of our human experience, but the song of the heart. When the Hebrews crossed the Red Sea, Miriam did not pull out her hymnal; she sang and danced and offered words right from her heart.

Since the early 1900s, the musical genres of Blues and Jazz have spoken from the heart about the range of human emotions -- despair, loneliness, pain, joy, romance and love. We'll take a few weeks to see what intersections we can find between folks like BB King, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Rosemary Clooney, Frank Sinatra and more. Come to eat, share, listen, learn and, maybe, even to sing!

For more information, contact Brittney Jacobson at 713/985-3821.

[Updated 1-23-2013]