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Make Room for Jesus(Readers enter and stand in choir box in front of microphones. Other actors waitoffstage in line in the...
(Stage left. Mary and Joseph on the way to Bethlehem. Mary sits sidesaddle ona sawhorse donkey with Joseph pulling it. The...
R 3:       With the animals.R 5:       How did they put with the noise?R 2:       Who cares about the noise? Think about t...
(Stage left Alex, Kate, Dimitre & Jessica as angels join the shepherd scene.Shepherds change their positions to look at th...
R 1:       Nobody knows for sure.R 3:       What we do know is that they didn’t stop looking until they found           Je...
R 1:          If you really want to celebrate Christmas, you have to make room for              Jesus …R 3:              …...
Shoppers          Victoria, Justine, Rachel, DanielleCaesar Augustus   SpencerRoman Soliders    Breckum & KelseyInn Keeper...
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Christmas play 2011

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Christmas program performed by Central Trinity United Church Sunday School 2011

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Christmas play 2011

  1. 1. Make Room for Jesus(Readers enter and stand in choir box in front of microphones. Other actors waitoffstage in line in the order they will enter.)R 1, 3 5: The Christmas Story …R 2, 4: according to us!R 1: It’s a story that happened a long time ago.R 4: How long ago?R 3: I don’t know. It happened so long ago it isn’t even on the calendar.R 5: Let’s just tell the story.R 1: It happened like this.(Scene 1 participants walk into place and take their pose.)R 1: You see, Augustus Caesar called for a census.Scene 1(Stage right Spencer & Breckum playing rolls of Caesar with a scroll in onehand, giving an order to a Roman Soldiers standing at attention.)R 2: What’s a census?R 3: It’s a government thing. They make a law and then try to make sense of it or something?R1: It was a law that helped the government count everybody so they would know how much tax money they would get the next year.R 3: Anyway, that’s how Mary and Joseph got to Bethlehem.(Actors for Scene 1 exit while Scene 2 actors Katie & Isaac take their places,stage left. Joseph brings the “donkey”. Mary brings the “To Bethlehem” sign.)Scene 2 1
  2. 2. (Stage left. Mary and Joseph on the way to Bethlehem. Mary sits sidesaddle ona sawhorse donkey with Joseph pulling it. They both appear tire.)R 5: It was a very long trip and wore both of them out …R 1: Especially Mary, because she was about to have a baby.R 3: When they got to Bethlehem, they looked for a place to say; but it was so crowded.R 2: You mean the Bethlehem Holiday Inn had a “No Vacancy” sign.Scene 3(Stage left. Mary and Joseph stand in front of Innkeeper Jadyn. Joseph is in apose as if asking for something. The Innkeeper motions them to go away.)R 5: Nobody had a place to stay.R 3: Not a single room.R 2: Not even a back room?R 3: Not even a back room.R 4: Nothing?R 1: Until somebody suggested the barn.(Scene 3 actors leave and Scene 4 actors take their places. Mary brings themanger with a cloth inside. Joseph brings the sawhorse donkey.)Scene 4(Stage left. A manger and the sawhorse donkey identify the stable. Set thedonkey as if eating from the manger. Joseph kneels beside Mary, who sits,leaning against the manger.)R 2: With the animals?R 1: With the animals.R 4: Where did they sleep? 2
  3. 3. R 3: With the animals.R 5: How did they put with the noise?R 2: Who cares about the noise? Think about the smell.R 3: At least it wasn’t crowded.R 4: That’s easy for you to say. Nobody asked the donkey.R 1: While Mary and Joseph settled down for the night, there was another camp-out on a hill just outside of town.(Scene 4 actors leave with manger, cloth and sawhorse donkey. Scene 5Katelyn and Samara as shepherds bring the cardboard cutout sheep and taketheir place.)Scene 5(Stage right Katelyn and Samara as shepherds are sitting on the floor againsteach other, sleeping. A cardboard sheep is in place.)R 5: An all-night camp-out?R 4: Sounds like fun!R 2: I’m there!R 1: But, this was their job.R 4: Sleeping?R 3: No, watching sheep.R 2: How boring.R 5: Well, it was about to get exciting.(Shepherds stay in place. Angels join the scene.)Scene 6 3
  4. 4. (Stage left Alex, Kate, Dimitre & Jessica as angels join the shepherd scene.Shepherds change their positions to look at the angels and register fear andsurprise.)R 1: Suddenly the sky turned bright.R 2: Like somebody turned on police lights or something.R 3: And then there were Angels. A lot of themR 5: But they were there for a reason and it wasn’t to turn on the lights.R 1: It was to make an appointment.R 3: To deliver a message.R 5: And this was the message:R 1: A Baby has been born tonight – the Son of God.R 3: And you can see Him if you go to Bethlehem.R 5: You’ll know you’ve found the right one if you find him wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.R 1: And that’s exactly what they did.(Angels leave to the right and Scene 7 actors Issac and Katie enter with themanger.)Scene 7(Stage right. Mary kneels by the manger tending a baby, and Joseph standsnearby with Shepherds kneel near the manger.)R 4: Did they find the baby?R 3: They certainly did.R 2: How did they know where to look?R 5: The Angel told them.R 2: So how many barns did they look in? 4
  5. 5. R 1: Nobody knows for sure.R 3: What we do know is that they didn’t stop looking until they found Jesus.R 5: Isn’t that what Christmas is supposed to be about? Looking for Jesus?(All nativity actors exit to the right and Shoppers take their places with theirprops.)Scene 8(Stage left. Three to five actors picture a shopping frenzy. They are overloadedwith packages, looking at long lists, checking their iPods and Blackberries, allwith looks of panic on their faces.)R 4: Is that why the mall is so crowded?R 2: I don’t think they’re looking for Jesus at the mall.R 1: Sometimes I don’t think any one is looking for Jesus at Christmas.R 3: So, why don’t we act like angels and tell people where they can find Jesus?R 2: Im not searching in any smelly barn.R 5: You don’t have to.R 1: Besides, the story of Christmas is that we don’t have to look for Him anymore.R 4: You mean like in the hymn “Joy to the World, the Lord is come”?R 3: That’s right. Christmas means that Jesus comes looking for us.R 1: And too many times all He finds is a crowded mall and no parking place.R 5: Worse than that. Our hearts are too crowded. 5
  6. 6. R 1: If you really want to celebrate Christmas, you have to make room for Jesus …R 3: … in your heart.(Shopper actors exit to the right with props and Scene 9 actors take their placeswith props.)Scene 9(Stage right. Two to four children return to the stage holding a “Welcome,Jesus!” banner)R 2: Without Christ, all you have is a mess!R 3: So here’s the real story of Christmas.R 4: God came looking for us.R 5: He announced it loud and clear …R 2: … with a baby.R 1: He made himself easy to find …R 2: … so that no one could miss him.R 3: So, if you want to have the best Christmas ever …R 4: … make sure Christ has the most important part.R 5: That means to let Him have our heart.R 1, 3 & 5: And that’s the Christmas story …R 2, 4: … according to us.(Readers close their books, and everyone comes out to the stage.)Shepherds Katelyn & SamaraAngels Alex, Kate, Demitre & JessicaMary and Joseph Katie & Issac 6
  7. 7. Shoppers Victoria, Justine, Rachel, DanielleCaesar Augustus SpencerRoman Soliders Breckum & KelseyInn Keeper JadynNarrators #1 Olivia #2 Morgan #3 Shelby #4 Dayna #5 Emma 7

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