NOON Music in LENT 2019
This marks the twelfth year that St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, 33 Chestnut Street, Camden, Maine, will offer NOON Music in LENT, a free program of one-half hour of music in the church, starting at 12 Noon on Fridays, followed by a free lunch of homemade soup, bread and fruit in the Parish Hall. The series’ musicians donate their time and talent. Musicians include Howard Walen, organ; Kathryn DerMarderosian, voice; Nancy Riesgo, voice, joined by Michelle Terry on hammered dulcimer and Amy Kercsmar, harp; Kathleen Christie, voice; Suzanne Scott and Jane Schroeder, piano for four hands; Dean Jorgensen, bass, Ed Shindle, tenor and Jane Schroeder, piano. 2018’s free-will offering will be given to the Camden Area Christian Food Pantry.
Jane Schroeder, Minister of Music at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, started the series in 2007 as a way of providing Sabbath time, a pause, a time for reflection at Noon on the six Fridays in Lent. Each year, volunteers sign up as soup makers, bread bakers, fruit providers, servers and cleaner-uppers for the lunch and fellowship following each program.
Lucy Ebbert has graciously agreed to organize the lunches. It takes many folks from St. Thomas’ parish as well as the wider community to create the music and make the lunch!
Come be a part of it! ALL ARE WELCOME! The church is handicap accessible at the Wood Street entrance. For more information, please contact Jane Schroeder at 236-3680 or