Sunday, 23 December 2012

Nativity Play and Manger Prayer

We had a fantastic Nativity play this morning with a mixture of ages from the oldest to the youngest in church taking part.  It wasn't slick but it did have a pantomime cow to make the right noises when we sang 'Away in a Manger'!  It's amazing what you can achieve in only 45 minutes of rehearsal!

For a copy of the script (to see what you were missing if you didn't make it!) click here.

We talked during the service about gifts, both the gifts God gives to us and the gifts we can give to God- our time, our talents etc.

Each of the main characters in the play said what gift they wanted to give to God and tied a ribbon to the manger.  We then played 'In the Bleak Midwinter' (because of the line about giving God 'what I am') and invited each member of the congregation to come and tie a ribbon to the manger as a symbol of the gift they wanted to give to God from their lives.  Almost everyone responded and people even came up to tie ribbons on after the service was over.  We created a really effective visual sign of our prayer and intentions...

1 comment:

  1. I love this idea! Just what I was looking for for our Christmas Eve service