Christmas Worship: It Is Not Far to Bethlehem

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Introducing the Service

“It Is Not Far to Bethlehem” presents an opportunity for youth leadership in a traditional Christmas worship format. Options for youth participation in the service include the following:

Solo voice
Bells
Speech choir for “A Christmas Reading” (five or more people are needed; parts may be reassigned for more readers)
Lectors
Angel figure (dancer) and voice
Seven candle-bearers to light the Christmas candles

Because of the service’s flexibility, as few as seven and as many as twenty-five or thirty could participate. One brief rehearsal will be sufficient to prepare for the service. Using youth in the musical portions of the service is encouraged.

Published July 14, 2015

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