West End United Methodist Church

Get This Party Started -- Shrove Tuesday Jazz Mass

Speakers:Brandon Baxter
Topics:Holy communion, Lent

This is our annual Shrove Tuesday celebration before Lent begins tomorrow.  The text is the story from the Gospel of John where Jesus turns water into wine at a wedding when the wine has run out.  In his sermon, Brandon Baxter leads us to remember our own parties, and how and why we love those kinds of celebrations.  He identifies several hints in this story that while Jesus is a party person, he is also a serious person who has come to turn things around.  But it begins with a party, and Brandon encourages us to keep the party going through Lent to celebrate our relationship with God and with each other.  (NOTE:  The video begins with the Meditation, but once it starts you can scroll back to the beginning of the service if you want.  The entire service is videoed.)


  • John :2:1-12


Jazz Mass Bulletin (3/1/2022)


Get This Party Started (Jazz Mass Communion Meditation)