Christmas Concert 2018 - St. John's Lutheran School

Christmas Concert 2018

The annual St. John’s Christmas concert took place this year on December 20th, 2018.  Grades Kindergarten through 8th grade participated in the program in various ways. The service was comprised of scripture readings, a Christmas story skit, a candle cross, and lots of singing. It was put together by Julie Pallas, as well as many teachers.
 
The service wasn’t strictly about the Christmas story, but about the gospel story as a whole-God’s plan to save us from our sins and the prophecies from the Old Testament being fulfilled.  It started out with students talking about when Adam and Eve brought sin into the world and progressed by talking about the prophets and how what they prophesied would later happen. The students told about how the prophecies of old were fulfilled when Mary became pregnant with Jesus by the power of the Holy Spirit, and how the humble birth of Jesus, the Savior of the world, went into effect.  Students told about the time when the shepherds found out about the new King’s birth and came to Bethlehem to worship Him, and of how the wise men later came to worship baby Jesus with their gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. For each of the readings, the skit played out accordingly and songs were strategically placed in between them to go along with the story.
 
At the very end of the service, students in grades 5-8 formed a “candle cross” where they went to the front of the church and assembled themselves into the shape of a cross.  They each held up a candle, and the lights were turned off as they sang “Stille Nacht,” “Silent Night,” and “Night of Silence.” It was the perfect ending to an evening of praising God for sending His only son to the world as a human so that he would one day die on a cross, rise again, and save all of mankind from their sins.
 
Written by 8th Grade Student, Trinity Streed

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