It’s hard to believe, but we’re already working on this year’s Christmas Pageant! It will be based on a story called What the Shepherd Saw, and will be a little different than some of our others have been. (Of course, they’re all a little bit different….) The author of the story is Selma Lagerlöf, (1858-1940), who was born in Sweden, and was an outstanding author who wrote for adults and children. She was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. The story is a beautiful and unique approach to the traditional Christmas story.
The pageant will be a part of the 5:00 pm service on Christmas Eve, taking the place of the homily in that service. There will be speaking and non-speaking roles, and we will also need a few readers. While the speaking roles will not have too many lines, they will need to be memorized.
Rehearsals will begin on Sunday, November 27, after the New Consecration Sunday brunch (around noon). All of the rehearsals will be on the Sundays in Advent, at noon, and we will once again feed lunch to the kids who will be participating. We will also rehearse on Saturday, December 24, before the service.
A signup sheet will appear in the narthex in the next week or two. If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Semmes-Thorne. We always need some adult assistance as well, so if you are interested in helping out with costumes, props, or angel wrangling, please let Melissa know! And please plan on attending the 5:00 pm service on Christmas Eve: it will be a wonderful pageant and service!