Old Ship DRE

R.E. NOTES November 25, 2013


R.E. NOTES     November 25, 2013

Dear Old Ship,

Have you been wondering what’s happening with “the pageant”? Maybe that wouldn’t even cross your mind until after Merrie Market, but I’m here to cut your curiosity off at the pass.

 To the great relief of our Sunday school kids, our Sunday school teachers, the R.E. committees, our minister and director of religious education agreed that this year, on Sunday, December 22nd, instead of a scripted, casted and rehearsed pageant, we will have a spontaneous, voluntary, Nativity tableau.

A tableau (for those who may not know) is a dramatic scene in which the players are both silent and motionless. The players move into a pose and then stay in that position during the reading.  Ken will do the reading.

The only “pre-casting” we will need to do will be Mary and Joseph, as they will have to make an entrance and stay still the longest; not to mention be costumed before the start of the service. All other parts will be casted and costumed during the reading.  All parts will be un-limited in number, and available to children and adults alike.

To that end, please let me know if you or your child wants to be Mary or Joseph… If you have magnificent props or costumes to lend (we do have a good number already)… Or if you would like to be  part of the Costuming “Pit-crew” at the back of the sanctuary…


Many hands will make light work…

Beverly Tricco

Director of Religious Education