December 24, 2017 4pm
A No Rehearse Christmas Pageant
The story of Jesus’ birth, as recorded in the Book of Luke is commonly called the “nativity.” On Sunday December 24 at 4 pm, we are not just going to re-read the story of the nativity, or re-tell it; we are going to re-live it. Instead of just hearing or watching the story, we are going to get inside it and make it our own story as much as possible. This, of course, depends entirely on everyone’s openness, good will, and cooperation.
There has been no rehearsal for this pageant. Instead, as the story unfolds, that narrator will ask for people (children and adults) to assume roles in the story (like starts, shepherds, wise people) and help us to see and experience this familiar, beloved tale in a new way, as if we were actually present within the story, as if we never had heard this story before.
I well can appreciate that some church members are not comfortable with Christian themes, especially around this time of year. I ask you only to suspend judgment and resist the temptation of jumping to conclusions. It’s a story about us, after all, about hope found in the most unlikely of places. I’m hoping to see you on Sunday, December 24 at 4pm!
A RE and Worship Team Collaboration
Eleanor Klieber, Karen Valasek, and Martina Queenth, co-chairs