On Sunday morning December 20, the “No-rehearsal Christmas Pageant” had the old, old story told in rhyme, with volunteers from the congregation spontaneously getting up and getting costumed quickly …as shepherds, angels, animals, and Mary and Joseph! The impromptu casting had the youth leader and the bell choir director as sheep, pastor as one of three angels, and a very young wise king asking Joseph why “she” was wearing a beard. Christmas carols sung by all the congregation provided the music for the pageant. During worship we also lit the fourth Advent candle, the Candle of Love. The Gospel Singers sang, “Mary, Mary” by Avery and Marsh. The service ended as we sang “Happy Birthday” to Jesus, and a sandwich lunch, complete with birthday cake, followed in Webster Hall. Carollers left from the church at 12:30 to visit our home-bound members.