St. Michael’s Christmas Pageant

St. Michael's Pageant, 2015

The shepherds find the Holy Family in a stable in St. Michael’s Christmas Pageant, 2015

The Children and Youth of St. Michael’s invite you to 

St. Michael’s Christmas Pageant 2016!

Sunday, December 18

10:00 am Holy Eucharist

With whimsy, humor and reverence, 50 children, ages 2-18, will portray the events surrounding Jesus’ birth within our worship service. The pageant will feature performances by St. Michael’s three Children’s Choirs and congregational carol singing. All are welcome!


 

For Pageant Players and Families

REHEARSAL & PAGEANT DATES

+ Saturday, December 17: All-participant Dress Rehearsal: 10:30 am-1:00 pm (early arrival for costumes for Inn People, Shepherds and Main Characters)

+ Sunday, December 18: Pageant: 9:00 am call time; Pageant during the 10:00 am service

If your child is aged 5 or younger, an adult guardian must remain at St. Michael’s during the rehearsals and on pageant day. 

ALL-PARTICIPANT SONGS

All participants in the pageant will be singing two carols from the Hymnal 1982. 

Angels we have heard on high (Hymn 96, vs. 1 & 2)

Angels we have heard on high,
singing sweetly through the night,
and the mountains in reply
echoing their brave delight.
Gloria in excelsis Deo
Gloria in excelsis Deo
Shepherds, why this jubilee?
Why these songs of happy cheer?
What great brightness did you see?
What glad tidings did you hear?
Gloria in excelsis Deo
Gloria in excelsis Deo
 
Good Christian friends, rejoice (Hymn 107)
Good Christian friends, rejoice
with heart and soul and voice;
give he heed to what we say:
Jesus Christ is born today;
ox and ass before him bow,
and he is in the manger now.
Christ is born today!
Christ is born today!

The congregation joins in singing verses 2 & 3
Good Christian friends, rejoice
with heart and soul and voice;
now ye hear of endless bliss;
Jesus Christ was born for this!
He hath opened heaven’s door,
and we are blest for ever more.
Christ was born for this!
Christ was born for this!

Good Christian friends, rejoice

with heart and soul and voice;
now ye need not fear the grave:
Jesus Christ was born to save!
Calls you one and calls you all
to gain his everlasting hall.
Christ was born to save!
Christ was born to save!