RAIN DOES NOT DAMPEN CHRISTMAS SPIRIT AS OUR SAVIOR'S LIVING NATIVITY MOVES INDOORS
December 7, 2013 -- On Friday evening, Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Glen Head celebrated the arrival of the Christmas season with its Living Nativity. The annual re-enactment of the Christmas story has traditionally been held outside, but Friday's cold rain forced organizers to change the venue to the warmth of the church's sanctuary.
Youth in the religious education program, from pre-k through college, along with their teachers, performed the roles of Mary, Joseph, Herod, the three wise men, angels and shepherds, as real live animals gave the stable an authentic appearance and sound. The church's talented choir led the audience in singing the traditional carols Silent Night, Oh Come, All Ye Faithful, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, Angels We Have Heard on High, and Joy to the World.
Throughout the evening, the "stable" doubled as a petting zoo, where children were given the opportunity to feed and pet the farm animals. In addition, hot chocolate and baked goods were served, and some even got in a little holiday shopping at the Advent gift shop.
Reverend Dr. Kimberly Wilson, known to the congregation as "Pastor Kim," said that although the Living Nativity could not be performed outside this year, as is has been for the past three years, she thought the location switch to the sanctuary worked out very well.
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