A completely unrehearsed Christmas pageant enlivened the worship service of December 16. Pastor Mark Blank told the story of the first Christmas and, when he read the name of a character, a volunteer from the congregation willing to portray that character went to the back of the sanctuary to be garbed in suitable attire. There were no constraints as to age, gender or number of Marys, Josephs, angels or wise ones from the East. A three-week-old baby was a perfect baby Jesus, at peace in her young mother’s arms. Animals included sheep, donkeys and other fur-bearing creatures. Shepherds with staffs stood beside angels ranging from preschoolers to a grandmother, and the wise persons brought their gifts.
On December 24, Christmas eve services are the 5pm family service and the candlelight service with communion at 10pm.SCHEDULE of Weekly replays for Second Congregational Worship Services on CAT-TV Channel 15: Sun. at 12pm, Mon. at 7am, Tues. at 6pm, Wed. at 2pm, Thurs. at 2am, Fri. at 6am and 12pm, Sat. at 8am