Go, Tell It on the Mountain

Go, Tell It on the Mountain

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Here are three different Christmas pageants complete with music, staging directions, scenery and costume suggestions, plus pointers about how to organize your event. The pageants are for grades K-8, but one also calls for adults and teens. The first pageant is a traditional Nativity play with carols; the second is an adaptation in verse in the style of medieval mystery plays; and the third is a dramatized service of lessons and carols with Eucharist. Some churches adopt one pageant as an annual production; others try a different one each year. Pageant 1: a€œGood News of Great Joya€ a€“ This is the simplest pageant in concept and uses the Isaiah text of the prophecies with scenes of the Annunciation, the arrival at Bethlehem, the shepherds, and the Magi. It is intended to replace the sermon or Liturgy of the Word, or stand alone. Pageant 2 a€œA Child of Mighta€ a€“ This production is based on medieval a€œmystery playsa€ with static staging that is easier than in pageant 1. However it doe use archaic English and requires memorization. It does not include the Magi, but introduces several characters not usually found in other pageants. Pageant 3 a€œPeople, Look Easta€ a€“ This version presents a dramatized service of Lessons and Carols for Advent and Christmas. It features nine scripture readings, each followed by a carol or hymn (with performance options). Children mime the readings. It is intended to be an entire Sunday liturgy (includes communion). Go Tell It On the Mountain is also available as a downloadable product on the Church Publishing website.A worksheet that may simplify this job for you is included in Appendix II. ... And in the fullness of time, you sent your Son, Emmanuel, born of a woman, to give light to those who walked in darkness, ... joining our voices with angels and archangels, with Adam and Eve, Mary and Joseph, prophets and saints, beasts and birdsanbsp;...

Title:Go, Tell It on the Mountain
Author:Gretchen Wolff Pritchard
Publisher:Church Publishing, Inc. - 2000-01-01


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