Christmas “flash mob” manger scene

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Things began pretty normally at the 2:00 family Christmas Eve service at All Saints Anglican Church. It was a sunny, but chilly afternoon service. The chapel was decorated with beautiful red Poinsettias, glowing in the light from the stained-glass windows.

CL2_0003 CL2_0059It was a small, but intimate group of families gathered to usher in the real meaning of Christmas. Suddenly, a call was made for children to come forward to re-create the Christmas story. Kids rushed up to dress as shepherds, angels, farm animals, the star of Bethlehem, and the “first family” of Christmas. A “flash mob” manger scene ensued!

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And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. Luke 2:8

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…for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him. Matthew 2:2

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And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God         Luke 2:13

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Father Filmore led the congregation in “Silent Night” to wrap up the graphic message.

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As we departed to spend Christmas with our family and friends, we were struck once again with the awe and wonder of what this night will bring.

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