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

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Dec 01, 2008
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There is no way to get 'a copy' of this play
by: Pauli

There isn't any way to get "a copy" of this play.

The entire available information is right there on the original description of the program. There is a link at the bottom of that page, to a script that should be suitably adapted to fit.

Pauli
Editor, sunday-school-ideas-for-new-teachers.com

Nov 30, 2008
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copy please:)
by: Tema

Would love to get a copy of this play for my Sunday School class. They would have a lot of fun with this Christmas play.

Nov 19, 2008
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Great Idea
by: Faith


This sounds very interesting and would fit into what I had in mind. Please be good enough to let me know how I can get a copy. Keep up the good work of sharing your ideas with those of us not so creative.

Nov 07, 2008
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Per your request .....
by: Pauli

In response to all your pleas, the contributor of 'Birthday of a King' sent in more details on her program, which I have posted back to the original page.

Update us about how your productions worked out in the comments. Next years teachers in search of a program will benefit from any advice or 'lessons learned' -- and I'm sure we'd all love to know how it worked out for everybody.


Blessings,

Pauli Price
editor, sunday-school-ideas-for-new-teachers.com

P.S. Please do not post your email address in comments, you attract spam that way.

Nov 03, 2008
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Birthday of a King
by: Charity

Is anybody else getting this copy? If so, could someone please send me a copy. I haven't gotten one yet. Thanks!

Charity

Nov 03, 2008
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Birthday of a King
by: cindy

Sounds so wonderful! Please email me a copy
Thanks

Nov 03, 2008
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copy please
by: jackie

can you please email a copy of your program "Birthday of a King", it sounds like it would work great for my sunday school class


Nov 03, 2008
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copy please
by: Jill

This sounds like what we would like to do! We have a very small Sunday school. Please send me a copy - thanks!!

Nov 02, 2008
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Birthday of a King
by: Anonymous

Please send a copy sounds great. THANKS

Nov 02, 2008
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Great Idea
by: Phyllis Conover

We have a small Sunday School too. This is similar to an idea that I had. Could you send me a copy of your play. It sounds great!

Nov 01, 2008
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Birthday of a King
by: Charity

Hi, could you please send me a copy of "Birthday of a King" Thanks!

Oct 31, 2008
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Brithday of a King
by: Charity

Hi, the "Birthday of a King" sounds perfect for our group of kids. Could you please send a copy. Thank you so much!

Oct 30, 2008
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Birthday of a King
by: Emy



I love the idea of Birthday for a King.

Oct 27, 2008
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Are copies available?
by: Anonymous

We have a very small Sunday School and this sounds perfect for our group. Will you share copies? Thanks!

Oct 26, 2008
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Copy
by: Anonymous

I would love a copy of this too.

Oct 25, 2008
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copy please
by: Kris

We have a small sunday school group & this sounds like a perfect idea for them. How may I obtain a copy?
Thanks
KJ

Oct 13, 2008
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Copy Please
by: Shannon

This sounds really great. Was wondering if I may have a copy as well??

Sep 29, 2008
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Great program
by: Jeanne

I am looking for a good Christmas program for a small Sunday School. This programs sounds great. I was wondering how I could get a copy of this program.

Sep 05, 2008
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Sounds Wonderful
by: Pauli

Thank you so much for submitting this. It sounds like a wonderful program

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