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Here is an easy, fun, rehearsal-
How It Works
As members of the congregation arrive for worship, they are greeted with tables of costumes from which, with the help of enthusiastic volunteers, they will choose what character in the story they would like to dress up as. There will be costumes for angels, shepherds, various barn animals (cows, donkeys, sheep) and townspeople. Once the worship service begins, a narration based on the Luke telling of Jesus’ birth is read/shared with the congregation. At various breaks in the narration, while the congregation sings a corresponding song, folks with certain costumes will go to the front of the sanctuary and help create a live nativity scene.
What you need to make it happen
2. You will need costumes for the congregation
This is where most of the preparation time comes in. If this is your first year
doing the pageant, plan to get a group of folks together by early October to start
making these costumes. Remember, numbers-
You will need a total of 6 generic-
3. You will need music and lyrics for the songs you choose to sing
This requirement is not any different than any other worship service, but I didn’t want to leave it off the list. Here are the songs I’ve typically used for the narrated part of the worship service:
4. Finally, you will need a script for the M.C. to use / direct with
At the top of this page, in the “Resources to Download for Christmas Pageant” box, you can download a Narration script, example bulletin, a printable version of the text on this page, and the lyrics to the suggested songs for the worship service. It’s all there, just waiting for you to use it.
If you have any questions or comments, click the “Contact” box in the top right corner of any page to email me. I hope this works for you.
Resources to Download for Christmas Pageant
A list of what you need to get started……………
Narration script for the Christmas Pageant…….
Example bulletin using Christmas Pageant……..
Lyrics for suggested songs……………………….