World's Greatest Christmas Pageant 2017
Christmas Eve, 5PM
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All is bright, if not necessarily calm at 5PM on Christmas Eve, when the children of the parish stage the St. Mark's Christmas pageant complete with live animals, the famous Hollstein camel, and a star of Bethlehem that shines like a disco ball!
Sunday, December 10, 11:3AM—12:30PM
Principal roles only (4th-6th graders) in the Education Center
Participants will be contacted with role assignments
Sunday, December 17, 11:30AM—12:30PM
Principal roles only in the sanctuary
(children age three through those in third grade need not attend)
Friday, December 22, 4:00PM—5:3PM
All participants in the sanctuary
Costumes will be distributed
3- and 4-year olds: Lambs and Cows
K through 3rd-grade: Shepherds and Angels
4th through 6th-grade: Principal Roles
(Participants will be contacted in early December regarding principal role assignments and further instructions.)
We'd love for the children to really participate in the singing of Christmas carols throughout the pageant. We will work on them as time permits during rehearsals, but it would be really great if the kids sang them at home, too. To that end, below are YouTube videos of the carols we'll be singing. There are four to learn, so just focus on the first verse and the refrain (if there is one).
Away in a Manger:
Angels We Have Heard on High:
We Three Kings:
Hark! the Herald Angels Sing:
Everyone is invited to visit the children's table at coffee hour for a bite to eat prior to rehearsals.