A Mardi Gras Jazz communion service featuring the Presbybop Dixieland Sextet will take place on Sunday, March 2, at 10 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit, 300 School St. According to organizers, the worship celebration will incorporate New Orleans-style jazz on the Sunday before the solemn season of Lent, which starts on Ash Wednesday, March 5. The service is open to the public.

The Rev. Bill Carter, church pastor and pianist for the band, said the program will be a real treat for the church’s congregation and any other music lovers who might want to stop by for some great jazz. He added that the spirited service will help thaw one of the fiercest winters on record in northeastern Pennsylvania.

“We are welcoming notable musicians from the area to chase away the blues of winter with lively music,” he said.

In addition to Carter on piano, The Presbybop Dixieland Sextet includes Jeff Leas, trumpet; Al Hamme, clarinet; Ron Leas, trombone; Tony Marino, bass; and Tyler Dempsey, drums.