Friday, December 28, 2012

Name Above All Names

This year's Sunday School Christmas program was something that came to me one morning when I should have been working on my graduate project, but instead was inspired to write a play.  Most of the families participated in a series of sketches that were basically about being delivered a box addressed to some mystery character.  For example, we had two boxes delivered to our house--"The Branch of Jesse" and "The Rock".  Other boxes delivered to our friends were "Wonderful Counselor", "Lion of Judah", "The Vine", "Unchangeable One", "Cornerstone", "Bread of Life", "King of Kings", "First and Last", "Great Physician", and "Emmanuel".  At the end of the play, we finally figure out that these are all names of Jesus and deliver our gifts to the Christ child.  With our awesome new projection system, we were able to project images of these names, interspersed with Bible verses and pictures/scanned-in-images of some gifts we give back to Jesus throughout the year (such as raising money for mission projects, boxing up clothes for the needy, showing love to others, etc.)  After the skit, some of the children shared their talents such as piano playing, singing, or reading.  The Siegert kids shared the following:
Wynne - read a poem about Baby Jesus (learning to read!)
Paige and Shae - each played a piano solo
Paige and Shae - sang "Joy to the World" as a duet
Ally and Cy - played selections from their band song (trumpet/trombone duet, sort of, with me pulling their teeth to get them to practice!)

All in all, it was a really nice morning at church and was well received.  Some of kids' godparents came  (Aunt Tammie & Uncle Dan, Aunt Marla, cousins Payton, Kaycie and Sammie) and so did Grandma E!  It was really great to see them and worship with them.  I have no pictures, but it was a great way to celebrate the NAME ABOVE ALL NAMES!

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.--Isaiah 9:6


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