The third program of the Noon Music in Lent Series at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 33 Chestnut St., will take place Friday, March 5. Harpist Millie Crocker and flutist Mary Schulien will be joined by pianist Jane Schroeder in playing hymns old and new.

The series is envisioned as providing a time apart, a sabbath time, for anyone in the community followed by the opportunity to break bread and share a simple meal. Following the music in the church, all are invited to a homemade soup, bread and fruit lunch in the Sun Room.

Crocker is a Certified Music Practitioner and contemplative harper. She sings in the St. Thomas Choir and frequently plays during worship; has been instrumental in bringing Taize music to St. Thomas; and participates in other Midcoast musical groups.

Schulien is the music director of the United Christian Church in Lincolnville Center. She and her husband, Clive Poole, are the owners of Hummalong Farm in North Appleton.

Schroeder is Minister of Music at St. Thomas. All participants have agreed to give the free-will offering received to the people of Haiti.

Everyone is welcome, and all areas of the church are accessible through the Wood Street entrance.

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