Birthday of a King
Last year we used (tweaked to fit our small Sunday school) a Nativity dialog with angels, shepherds, a stable scene, Mary & Joseph, and wise men. I inserted some new rather contemporary music ...
Last year we used (tweaked to fit our small Sunday school) a Nativity dialog with angels, shepherds, a stable scene, Mary & Joseph, and wise men.
I inserted some new rather contemporary music such as: "Isn't He" sung by Mary, "Jesus Name above all Names" sung by an Angel, and some traditional hymns sung by the Sunday School, Choir, or congregation.
We opened with the entire cast of the Sunday School & Choir Members singing "Birthday of a King", and closed with the chorus of the same.
It turned out to be a beautiful program and we got lots of compliments.In response to the many pleas in the comments, our generous contributor has sent in these additional details.
In answer to those who want more details about the program we presented last year:
I found the dialog in a book which was borrowed and I do not have access to, anymore, so couldn't tell you the exact name of the book. However, it was a Christmas Story, with lots of the parts spoken by a Narrator, which made it easier for our small group of young children. The spoken parts by children were: Gabriel (visiting
Mary), Mary, Joseph, Angel, 3 Shepherds, 3 wise men (we had to recostume our shepherds).
We happened to have cardboard sheep covered with cotton balls, for the shepherd scene, and also a large fold out background scene of the stable, for that scene which we changed during some congregational hymns. We had Mary sing "Isn't He" while holding her baby (doll) and a choir member sang Sleep Holy Babe while the shepherds were in the scene at the manger. After the shepherds visit, one said "Let's tell everyone we meet! at that point, the three shepherds went into the congregation, tapped folks on the shoulder and said "God's Son is Born". They had fun doing that and it made an impact on the congregation. When the wise men visited, I took the liberty of changing the doll to a much older looking child doll, and not at the stable. (seemed a little more accurate to me). The Wise Man scene was the last scene, so the entire cast stood and sang the chorus of Birthday of a King. (Alleluia, O how the angels sang, etc)
I would love to send my script, but since much of it was copied, I do not wish to violate any copyright laws. Hope this information helps. God Bless!Editor's note: I found a simple play, which could be adapted to this concept, here: Nativity Play