R.E. NOTES November 18, 2014

Dear Old Ship,

Holidays… it used to mean Holy Days… and even if one had no sense of the sacred, it used to mean fun…

Since before Halloween, I’ve been hearing the word, “holidays”, followed immediately by groans growls and grumbling… Some of the grumbling has come from me…

Last year, for the first time we decided to cut down on the planning and stress by doing a spontaneous, voluntary, Nativity tableau  instead of a scripted, casted and rehearsed pageant. It worked wonderfully…

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This year, we’ll do that again, on Sunday, December 21st.

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 make light work…

Beverly Tricco

Director of Religious Education 


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