Friends gather to gaze at the brilliant star, not realizing they’re completely missing the purpose of the star in the first place.
This Reader’s Theatre is a companion piece for The Call of Christmas program package, rounding out the series on Christmas morning. It can also be used as a stand-alone piece.
On a typical night while tending their sheep, two shepherds encounter heavenly hosts who share with them the biggest news the world would ever receive. Includes an mp3 file of the music used in the video version from The Call of Christmas series.
Joseph, who has found out Mary is pregnant, is visited by an Angel who commands him on what to do about it. Includes an mp3 file of the music used in the video version from The Call of Christmas series.
When Mary was visited by the angel she found herself in God’s favor and overcome with so many emotions. As she is called to provide, see how Mary responds to the words of the angel—words that changed everything. Part of the series, The Call of Christmas. Includes the mp3 file of the music used in the video version.
The innkeeper’s wife is excited to discover that God may be making a visit to Earth. But she gets so caught up in preparing for Him that she almost misses the event.
Two vendors offer their very different versions of Christmas to hungry shoppers, but only one will truly fill the need the shoppers are looking for. This is a perfect script for a sermon intro.
While performing priestly duties at the temple, Zechariah is met by a heavenly stranger, who gives him news so unexpected God renders him utterly silent. Includes an mp3 of the music used in the video version.
The Call of Christmas series is more than just the story of Jesus’ arrival. Through the stories of Zechariah, Mary, Joseph, and the shepherds, we’re each given a call to prepare, a call to provide, a call to protect, and a call to praise. This series will help prepare your church for a celebration of the arrival of Jesus and can also be used as part of an Advent series.
“Return Policy” is a comedic script with an ideal message for holiday programs.
We celebrate the coming of Jesus at Christmas by reading about His birth in the New Testament. But do we ever think about Jesus being present in the Old Testament? This script is a fun way to recognize that Jesus was part of the plan all along…from the very beginning.
The kids at Camp Sonrise are taking an evening hike, but are finding it hard to find their way in the dark. This is a fun telling of the birth of Christ and how Jesus came to be our light in the dark!
Sara and Becca try to coordinate their holiday schedule when they realize they’re so busy doing Christmas events, they may actually be missing Christmas.
This Christmas poem calling on Christians to let peace begin with their hearts, is perfect for your Christmas Eve or candlelight service.
Want an engaging and memorable children’s Christmas play with lots and lots of adorable children without the hassle of rehearsing an engaging and memorable Christmas play with lots and lots of adorable children? Look no further! This script is designed to be a spontaneous Christmas pageant for any child in attendance who wants to participate! Attendees walk in the door, no children’s rehearsals needed, and get to choose which character in the Christmas story they want to play and go up on stage and help tell the story of the birth of Jesus! Further enrich your event with crafts and activities, costume making and reflection times! So, join in and Come to the Manger in an engaging and entertaining and easier way this Christmas!
It’s the day of the big announcement to Mary and some angels are anxiously awaiting Gabriel’s return to hear how it went.
Brother and sister, Richard and Carol, fight over the placement of a nativity set, when their friend Sandy arrives and reveals that we all have a tendency to celebrate Jesus only at Christmas.
Mabel may be the lead goose in this barn, but tonight her stable environment is shaking with the news that a new baby king may have to be born here. As she and her animal friends scramble to prepare the place, their efforts are sabotaged by a couple of the bullying King’s Horses - pretty ponies who will do anything to keep a new king from coming onto the scene. This script comes with promotional slides and bulletin artwork.
In the thick of the “Christmas Crazy”, a Dad discovers one of the most dangerous deceptions of the holiday—that it’s for those who are good. A monologue to open a service.
Ellen’s husband, Glen, throws out a radical Christmas idea that just about sends Ellen over the edge.
Olivia is disappointed with the synthetic Christmas trees at the tree lot, when she runs into a friend who seems to be having a synthetic Christmas.
Set in the future, a mom and dad confront their teen about using a word that is no longer allowed to say in public.
Marvin, who simply wants to read the famous Christmas story about Santa, is assaulted by family members who have their own ideas of what the night before Christmas should be like.
While wrapping a present, a woman (or man) explains why her focus and priorities have shifted a little this Christmas. A perfect script for sharing the hope we have in Jesus this Christmas. Includes a male and female version of the script.
Sam, Jake and Frank are three average shepherds whose lives are changed when they are visited by angels who bring news of Christ’s birth. While they are all eager to get going to visit the Christ child, they wrestle with the small matter of who is going to be on sheep duty. Includes mp3 of music found in the video version as seen below.
Joe has just learned he’s going to be a dad, but not the way he had ever planned.
An innkeeper meets a young couple looking for a place to rest as they travel. Though weary, the innkeeper is in conflict about wanting to help vs. the reality of his booked up inn. Includes mp3 of music found in the video version as seen below.
After hearing rumors about the birth of a Messiah, a ruthless Herod tries to use some new acquaintances to get him information about the newborn Christ. Includes mp3 of music found in the video version.
Mary and Joseph are a young couple with lots of plans for their future together, but those plans change after God steps in. Though Mary has faith, she struggles with how to tell her fiancé of what the Angel has told her. Both because of how unbelievable it is and how it will change both of their lives forever. Includes mp3 of music found in the video version.
Can Christmas still be merry when everything seems anything but?
A harried Christmas shopper takes her holiday frustrations out on a charity bell ringer.
While Becky is hanging ornaments on her Christmas tree, she fails to see the significance of what Christmas really means. At the end, she hangs and ornament of baby Jesus on the tree, an eerie foreshadowing of what He was born to do.