Church's 'Paper Bag Pageant' Invites People to Participate in Christmas Eve Telling of Jesus's Birth

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 12/20/2018 - 13:10

Holy Faith Church holds its annual Paper Bag Pageant to be held at 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve. 

The Paper Bag Pageant is simple. A paper bag will be given at the door to each person interested in participating. Inside the paper bag is a prop that reveals one’s part (lamb’s ears, or a king’s crown, for example). There are no lines to read. As the narrator reads the story of Jesus’ birth, the pageant director will cue the participants when it is time to come forward. 

“Every worshiper may play a part if he or she wishes. There are no auditions or rehearsals necessary,” explained Pastor Andrea Martin

The Paper Bag Pageant has been a Holy Faith Christmas tradition for years. The one-hour service welcomes all ages, genders, and families to join the celebration of Christ’s birth. In addition to the pageant, the service will include the singing of Christmas carols and a celebration of communion. 

For people looking for a more traditional service, Holy Faith will also have a 9:00 pm Christmas Eve service featuring a choral prelude, homily, and communion. Both the 4:00 pm and 9:00 pm services will conclude with candlelight.

Holy Faith Church is located at 6299 Ann Arbor-Saline Road, in Saline.