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Lenten Lunch By: Rev. Chip Broadfoot For at least the past fifty years, Christ Episcopal Church has offered Noonday services followed by lunches every Tuesday during the season of Lent. At 12:05 we gather to worship together, and then eat a delicious luncheon prepared by the Episcopal Church Women. The purpose of the worship is to invite clergy from other churches in the downtown Elizabeth City area to preach, as well as the congregations to share in the fellowship of a meal. The mealtime is a time of hospitality and friendship. We lift up our common interest of doing the ministry of Jesus Christ together in the world. So, while we may differ in worship style, we are inspired by this common purpose. This year the churches involved in the Lenten Luncheons at Christ Episcopal Church are: Cann Memorial Presbyterian Church, Blackwell Baptist Church, First United Methodist Church, Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church, First Baptist Church, and Forerunner Ministries. Our forty day Lenten season each year prepares us for the events of Holy Week, which begins on Palm Sunday, and ends with the Triduum. The Triduum is the period of three days that begins with the liturgy on the evening of Maundy Thursday (commemorating the Last Supper), the vigil of Good Friday (many churches incorporate the Stations of the Cross this day remembering the Crucifixion), and ends with Easter Sunday resurrection services (celebrating Christ’s victory over the Cross). Tony Dean Owner/ Operator Residential & Commercial Pest, Termite, & Moisture Control Free InspectIons Phone: 252-339-7165 Email: BIG BAND BASH AT THE MAGUIRE Featuring 15-piece Glen Boswick Sound of Swing Orchestra The Glen Boswick Sound of Swing Orchestra is coming to the Maguire Theatre on March 12, 2016 for a performance and dance This special event, open to the public, will showcase the dance-style music of the Glenn Miller “big band” era and promote local music and dance organizations. The Elizabeth City Music Club and the Elizabeth City Cotillion Club are cosponsors. The 15-piece Sound of Swing Orchestra has been a leading Hampton Roads big band dance orchestra since 1977. The Orchestra’s play list includes much of the popular dance music from the 1940s to today. The Orchestra, a regular participant in the Norfolk Festevents “Big Bands On the Bay” is about to celebrate its 30th consecutive summer season at the Fest. Tickets, $30 per person ($25 per person for Music Club and Cotillion Club members) are on sale at the AoA. The event begins at 6:30PM when attendees can enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar featuring champagne, wine, and beer. The Orchestra will perform from 7PM to 10PM. Dress for the event is semi-formal. Table seating is limited so attendees are encouraged to buy their tickets early. Balcony seating will also be available. For information about the dance, please contact Marina Stevenson of the Music Club (207-1628) or Doug Gardner of the Cotillion Club (339-5063, Albemarle Tradewinds March 2016 35