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Sharing Time a Nativity Presentation

Sharing Time a Nativity Presentation

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 Sharing Time: A Nativity Presentation
By Pat Graham and Alice Morrey Bailey
Characters Needed: Songs To Learn:
Narrators Christmas Cradle SongJoseph
Mary’s Lullaby or Sleep Little Jesus
 Mary
Far, Far Away on Judea’s Plains
 3 Innkeepers Picture A ChristmasAngel He Sent His Son or Joy To the WorldShepherdsWisemen
Narrator _____________:
Every Christmas seasonOur eyes grow strangely dimWhen all the little childrenSing a cradle hymn.
Song: “Christmas Cradle Song” (Sing with Me, F
-5).
(Little children could hold dolls and rock them during singing.)
Narrator ______________:
Think of that first Christmas,And from your heart will stemA picture pathway leadingBack to Bethlehem.
Background music: “O Little Town of Bethlehem” (Hymns, no. 165).
 
(Mary and Joseph should begin at the back of the room. Innkeepers should stand at three locations along their path. All should pantomime the words of the story.)
Narrator _________________:
 
“And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus,that all the world should be taxed … And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.”
 
Narrator ________________:
 
“And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of t
he city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the
city of David, which is called Bethlehem … To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.”
 
(Mary and Joseph slowly walk toward First Innkeeper. Children with speaking parts need not be seen.)
 
 
Joseph:
Do you have room for us at your inn?
First Innkeeper:
No, all of our rooms are full.
(Mary and Joseph walk to Second Innkeeper.)
Joseph:
Do you have room for us at your inn?
Second Innkeeper:
No. we have no more room here.
(Mary and Joseph walk to Third Innkeeper.)
Joseph
: Do you have room for us at your inn?
Third Innkeeper:
Nothing at all. Every room is filled.
Joseph:
We have come a long way, and my wife, Mary, is very tired. Surely you have some place where she can rest.
Third Innkeeper:
 
There’s an unused stable. If you want to use it, you may.
 
Joseph:
Thank you for your kindness, but Mary needs a comfortable room to rest in.
Mary:
Joseph, let us take the stable. I cannot go farther.
(Third Innkeeper leads Mary and Joseph to a stable with a stone manger.)
Narrator _________________:
 
“And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should
be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger;
because there was no room for them in the inn.”
 
(Mary lifts doll from cradle and hugs it.)
Song: “Mary’s Lullaby to the Infant King” (Sing with Me, F
-
10) or “Sleep Little Jesus,” (Friend, December 1981, page
 
38).Narrator _________________
:“
And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch overtheir flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them:and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto t
hem,”
 
Angel:
 
“Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born thisday in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.”
 
 
Song: “Far, Far Away on Judea’s Plains” (Hymns, no. 33), on
e verse.

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