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Nativity Play - 20 December 2015
Some of our players prepare befiore the showFestive
cheer welcomed visitors, with the Christmas tree shining brightly and
the church decorated with colourful garlands, holly and candles. This
was the day the Sunday School children and supporting adult cast
presented that age old story of the birth of Jesus. Eileen Marchant
provided the music for the carols on piano and organ.
with our favourite hymn 'Christmas is coming', with Ruby Sprott
lighting the fourth advent candle. After singing 'Love came down at
Christmas', the lights dimmed, and the tree lights switched off. We
plunged into darkness. The scene for the story was set.
narrator told us how the earth was in darkness, with people using
candles to make it look like daytime. God saw that the earth was stuck,
like a clock at midnight. Our children walked in, led by Angel Gabriel
played by Charlie Sprott, supported by Emily and Jessica Ketchen, with
candles lit. God knew they could not see and were frightened, so He
shattered the darkness with sunlight, in our case the lights switching
on again. God also sent his only son into our world.
'Hark The Herald Angels sing' before hearing about Mary, played by Abby
Robertson with child, and Joseph, played by Rebecca Robertson being
visited by the angel that Mary would be the mother of God's Son.
' O come all ye Faithful' we followed Joseph and Mary traveling to
Bethlehem for the census, and how they could find no accommodation,
other than a smelly stable.
We heard from Luke 2 v6 and 7 before
singing 'O little town of Bethlehem'. As Mary held her new born
son the angels visited some shepherds, with John Sprott, who saw the
star that would lead them to the new born king. Further readings from
Luke and singing 'It came upon a midnight clear' followed by 'Silent
Night Holy night' saw the shepherds reach the stable.
the 'star-watchers', who we know as the three wise men, with Ruby
Sprott. They also found and followed the star. As they gave their gifts
to the newborn king we sang 'As with gladness', and 'Once in Royal
The finale with all our cast of players
After the blessing we finished with 'Away in a manger'.
great presentation by the Sunday School children and teachers which was
greatly appreciated with a round of applause for the cast.