“The Birthday of a King”

Dec. 23, 2012

Cover by Noah Shelden

Prelude Musicians (5:30)

Haylee Darby – Carol of the Bells

Ruthie and Chandler Larson – We Three Kings

Josiah Mellott – Lullaby Thou Little Tiny Child

Aubren Reis – O Come All Ye Faithful

Maggie Reis – Greensleeves

Benjamin Mellott and Abraham Sullivan –
Christmas Medley
By B.H. Isaac

Abraham Sullivan – Sarabande in D Minor

Watchman and Malachi Tamminga
O Come All Ye Faithful

Honor Tamminga – Joy to the World

Nick Shelden – It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
Arrangement by Melody Bober

Please rise and sing with us hymn #241 as the children enter the sanctuary.

4 to 6-year old choir – Led by Louise Allen
“Sparkling Stars, Shining  in the Night”
By Nancy Raabe
“Bethlehem” –   by Marie Pooler and Helen Kemp
Additional verses by L. Allen

Dramatic Presentation: “The Birthday of a King”
Scene I – A Village Street in Bethlehem

7 to 13 year-old choir – Led by Louise Allen
“Song of the Shepherd Children” by Nancy Raabe
“Angels We Have Heard on High”

Scene II – The Hillsides Near Bethlehem

3 – 5-year old  Sunday School Class
“O Come Little Children”
2 – 5-year olds
“Away in a Manger”

Scene III – The Stable at Bethlehem

1st to 4th Grade Sunday School
“Sing Lullaby”
“Celtic Noel”- adapted from arrangement
by Michael Barret

Closing Prayer – Rev. Jerid Krulish

Drama Team
(in alphabetical order)

Mariela Aown – Rebecca and Angel
Jonny Cassis – Caleb
Allyson Chiou – Phoebe
David Foreman – Matthew and Angel
Ian Jimmink – Reuben
Evan Kvale – Simon
Jonas Kvale – Samuel
Nathan Lawty – Jude & Gabriel
Benjamin Mellott – Joshua & Angel
Maggie Reis – May
Abenego Sullivan  –  Daniel
Abraham Sullivan – Joseph
Bethan Sullivan – Miriam
Malachi Tamminga – Benjamin

Many thanks to our drama coach, Hannah McComas, and her helpers: Cora McComas, Abby St. John, Hannah Lawty, and Lisa Cassis. Thanks, Hilary Kvale for preparing the script.

Kudos also to Louise Allen for her direction of the choirs, and to their accompanist, Heidi McComas, and to Amy Lawty and the 2-5 teachers for all the hard work with their young charges.

Thanks also to Maddie McComas, piano, Peter Chiou, sound, and Nick Shelden & crew at the spotlights. Special thanks to the men of the church for so ably and cheerfully putting up the scenery and risers and stage extensions multiple times.

Young Musicians – thank you for sharing your songs!